'100,000 terminally ill 'do not get proper palliative care'

1 post / 0 new
sarah
Offline
Last seen: 5 months 1 day ago
Joined: 15/04/2011 - 6:34pm
'100,000 terminally ill 'do not get proper palliative care'

The Palliative Care Funding Review has found that nearly 100,000 people do not have their end-of-life care needs met under present systems. It concluded that a new "fair and transparent" funding system where the money is linked to the individual patient would save millions of pounds and better serve individuals. The review proposes a "fair and transparent" funding system where the money for care is linked to the individual patient based on an initial assessment of their needs combined with other factors, such as their age and capabilities. The system would guarantee funding regardless of where patients live and whether they are in a care home, hospital or in their own home. The NCPC and other leading health charities have urged the gorvernment to implement it, calling it a "fair funding mechanism". We want to hear your thoughts. Information about the review here: http://palliativecarefunding.org.uk/

User login

Top contributors

Esther Stone
since 10/05/2011
P
since 13/05/2011
tbonser
since 14/05/2011

Latest Blog Posts

Murder at the Eisteddfod! / Llofruddiaeth yn yr Eisteddfod!

Murder and unexplained death was the topic of Byw Nawr’s event on the Welsh Government stand...

Byw Nawr welcomes extra Welsh Government funding for end of life care

Dr Hywel Francis, Chair of Byw Nawr, has welcomed the Welsh Governent's announcement of an...