Lord Prior of Brampton said it was “preferable” for dying patients to pass away “in their own home with their loved ones” rather than alone in hospital.
£10 million is to be invested to improve NHS services in Wales, including £1 million for end of life care which will be focused on hospices at home.
Strathcarron Hospice has been shortlisted for a National Lottery prize in recognition of its Hospice@Home service, which allows patients to be treated without having to travel.
Staff at St Clare Hospice are backing a national campaign to counter the “negative” portrayal of hospice care in recent prime-time television dramas.
For 25 years, St Luke’s Hospice has played a key role in the communities of Thurrock and Basildon.
New guidelines that aim to improve end of life care could be issued nationwide following a trial in hospitals in the East of England.
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