Response to phasing out Liverpool Care Pathway
Published on 15 July 2013 02:00 PM
Age UK's Response to Phasing Out Of Liverpool Care Pathway.
Michelle Mitchell, Charity Director General of Age UK said:
'Problems with implementation of the Liverpool Care Pathway and the resulting lack of trust meant it was unable to secure its aim of improving care at the end of life, a crucial issue to all of us and one which has historically been neglected.
'This experience must be used to inform our health and care services in developing an integrated approach that ensures people are treated with compassion and dignity at the end of their lives, whether they be at home, in a residential setting or hospital.'
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July 15 2013
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