End of life is a really difficult subject but is an important part of the care and support we offer to our relatives and friends. Around half a million of us die in England every year and the way we support those we love is one that is worthy of some careful consideration
“How people die remains in the memory of those who live on”
(Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of the Modern Hospice Movement, July 2008)
In July 2008, the End of Life Care Strategy for England and Wales was published by the Department of Health, launching a comprehensive programme to transform care given to those people approaching the end of their life, as well as their families and their carers.