Hospice UK supports Sue Ryder's "Dying Doesn't Work 9 to 5" Campaign

Oct 15, 2014

Jonathan Ellis, Director of Policy & Advocacy at Hospice UK, said:

"We welcome the Sue Ryder campaign. Everybody affected by terminal illness should be able to access 24/7 support. At such a sensitive time, when there is no second chance to get it right, all of us would want those close to us to be supported regardless of the time they are in need.

"Hospices are working hard to make sure that people get the care and support they need. For instance, many provide 24/7 advice and support services to patients and medical professionals. Hospices are keen to share their expertise and support care provided in other settings - helping to make sure that everyone gets the best care possible when they approach the end of life.

"What we want to see, and what we have joined with our partners in end of life care to call for, is a commitment from all political parties to 24/7 care and support for terminally ill people and their families, regardless of where they are.

"We look forward to working with Sue Ryder and our partners to make 24/7 care and support a reality."

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