District health authorities in the South West Thames region and elsewhere are working with health service and hospice providers to give the kind of pain-free care that is the right of everyone with a terminal illness. Over the past two years key staff have been identified in each of our 13 districts with specific responsibility for palliative care. Health districts with responsibility for responding to the health needs of their local people are increasingly accepting the importance of pain relief and palliative care and the need to plan for them in the health care they purchase.
We may have a long way to go in delivery of palliative care nationwide but I believe the road we are travelling is the right one.
Senior Nurse, Palliative Care
South West Thames Regional
London, W2Reuse content