Care Regulator in the media over palliative care report

by Raymond Notarangelo

Friday, April 17th, 2009

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Daily Mail SplashVirtually all of Scotland’s newspapers – including the front page of Daily Mail – have featured a report by the Care Commission on the quality of palliative care being delivered in Scottish care homes.

The report highlighted how more than 40% of care homes need to improve the support they offer people with life-limiting illnesses and those who require palliative and end of life care.

The Care Commission is recommending that care home staff need increased knowledge, skills and educational support to ensure that the standard of palliative care is improved across Scotland.

Susan Brimelow, who was also interviewed on stv and gmtv, said it’s disappointing that the palliative care needs of residents in 43% of care homes in Scotland are not always recognised or well supported by staff.

You can read the article from The Herald by CLICKING HERE.

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