End of life care

Seven major leading cancer charities including McMillian Cancer Care and Marie Curie have jointly published On the brink: The future of end of life care.

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image source: http://endoflifecampaign.org/

This report finds that too many people approaching death are forced to spend long periods of time in hospital due to a lack of social care or alternative support options in their community. This in turn leads to increased hospital admissions and higher costs for an NHS under financial pressures.

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image source: http://endoflifecampaign.org/
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