The demand for care at the end of life will increase as our population ages, and the nature of that care will become more complex as more of us live with (and die from) chronic diseases.
“The scale of the challenge ahead is dramatic and will require hospices to significantly increase the extent and scope of end of life services.”
A report on the current and future needs for hospice care is being launched today at a conference for hospice managers and chief executives at the Cicely Saunders Institute, Kings College London.
The report, published by the Help the Hospices Commission into the Future of Hospice Care and Cicely Saunders International, pulls together evidence on:
The report also highlights gaps in our current understanding of hospice care and the people who can benefit from this care.
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During this challenging time, we are doing our utmost to continue caring for the patients and loved ones who need us most.
The way we work has been adapted, with many of our services delivered remotely – such as over the phone, or by video call. And we are working closely with other health care professionals in Worcestershire to share knowledge and expertise at this time.
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Please do not visit St Richard’s Hospice if you have a high temperature or new, continuous cough. If you have these symptoms, please stay at home and self-isolate for seven days. See NHS advice on coronavirus.
Thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time.