Trust joins programme to improve end of life hospital care across the UK

The Trust has been named as one of the first participants in a new programme to improve palliative care across the UK. Ten acute hospital trusts have been selected to take part in the Building on the best programme, which will support improvements in quality and experience of palliative and end-of-life care across the country. The services involved are based at the Lister hospital, as well as the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre.

Almost half of people who die in England and Wales currently do so in hospital1, yet there are considerable variations in the quality of end-of-life care in NHS hospitals. This new national programme will see support, knowledge and leadership provided to hospital settings in order that people experience good quality and safe care, as well as being able to make the choices that meet theirs – and their family’s – wishes, wherever they are.