Policy Forum for Wales Keynote Seminar: Next steps for end of life and palliative care in Wales

Categories: Leadership.

Guests of Honour: Professor the Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, Chair, Palliative Care Implementation Board and Emma Saysell, Chair, Hospices Cymru and Chief Executive, St David’s Hospice Care.

This Policy Forum for Wales seminar will bring together key policymakers from the National Assembly and Welsh Government with stakeholders – including Local Health Boards, NHS Wales, hospices, charities and patient groups – to consider implementation issues arising from the National End of Life Care Delivery Plan, due for release in summer 2013.

Planned sessions assess the identification of patient needs in advance, standards of end of life care delivery, and in particular how end of life plans and arrangements can be improved including patient and family feedback on care in informing further service development. How to best integrate services between hospices and the NHS, maintaining spend on end of life care across Wales and addressing the challenge for fundraising in the current financial climate will also be discussed.