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New plans being introduced for 'end of life care'

Fri, 13 Jul 2012

The Department of Health is moving forward with its plans to introduce a new care strategy for people who are dying.

The Island's first ever End of Life Care Framework has been launched following months of detailed research and analysis.

The framework tackles the often taboo topic of death and looks at how people are cared for, as well as the profound effect it can have on their family and friends.

A major part of the research involved asking for the public's views.

Over 1,200 people responded and their opinions have been taken into account.

The survey identified inconsistencies in the current provision, depending on what diseases are suffered.

Health Minister David Anderson says his department now has a clear steer on the direction moving forward.



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