Today the Department of Health publishes One Chance to Get it Right: One Year On Report. It shows the progress that different organisations have made on commitments made in One Chance to Get it Right – which set out actions to improve care for dying people.
Commenting on the report, Jonathan Ellis, Director of Policy and Advocacy at Hospice UK, said:
“This report highlights some significant progress in key areas affecting the processes and mechanisms underpinning the provision of good end of life care. However, there is still some way to go to make sure that everyone receives the best possible care and support at the very end of life.
“Training, supervision and support for health and care professionals is critical to achieving the cultural change needed to ensure compassionate care for dying people.
“Hospices have longstanding expertise in providing high quality, tailored care which is highly responsive to the needs and preferences of dying people and their families. Hospice staff can help raise standards of end of life care in other settings, especially hospitals. Around the country, hospices are working closely with other services to help improve the care that people receive.”
One Chance To Get It Right: One Year On is available on the government website.
Notes to editor
- Hospice UK is the national charity for hospice care and the only membership body for organisations providing hospice care. We support and champion the work of more than 200 of these organisations across the UK.
- Hospices, and other organisations which provide hospice care, offer vital care for people with terminal or life-limiting conditions and also support their families and carers.
- For further information about hospice care visit our website www.hospiceuk.org or follow us on Twitter @hospiceukPA.
- Get all the latest news from the hospice and palliative care sector, as well as patient stories, on ehospice UK at: www.ehospice.com/uk This service is managed by Hospice UK. You can also follow ehospice news on Twitter at @ehospicenews.
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