Low palliative care use across Wales highlighted by Marie Curie & The Bevan Foundation

  • 02/12/2014  09:48

    I thought I'd share this report mentioned on the BBC yesterday, mentioning statistics on palliative care in Wales. Goes to highlight the important work that Marie Curie and other charities do. 

    The report recommends the Welsh government and NHS Wales:

    • Reduce the number of emergency days spent in hospital by people in the last year of life by 10%
    • Commission a study to establish if people from all socio-economic groups have equal access to care
    • Focus areas of low uptake such as among non-cancer patients and older people
    • Establish what is causing apparent differences in provision between health boards
    • Explore establishing one central database recording palliative care data from all settings