Dying Matters to launch in Wales

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The work of the English Dying Matters Coalition is to be extended to Wales as part of the Welsh Government’s new end of life care delivery plan.

Eve Richardson, chief executive of the Dying Matters Coalition, said: “We’re absolutely delighted that Dying Matters is being extended to Wales as part of the Welsh Government’s end of life care delivery plan.”

‘Together for health, delivering end of life care’ aims to improve the way families and professionals work together to plan for the end of life. 

The three-year plan, published last week, sets out an ambition for greater public awareness of the need to have arrangements in place for the end of life, including making a will, addressing their financial matters and making a plan for their wishes at the end of life.

“Since it was set up in England in 2009, Dying Matters has had a lot of interest from people in Wales, but we’ve not been able to make the most of this until now,” Eve Richardson said.

“All of us, wherever we live, benefit by talking more openly about dying, death and bereavement and by making our end of life wishes known, which is why it’s so great that Dying Matters in Wales is being created. There’s a lot of work to do in the coming months, but this promises to be an exciting time and we’ll be providing regular updates as work progresses.”

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