- By Sally Lockwood: ITV News Reporter
As an audit found "unacceptable" variation in some aspects of end of life care in England, one terminally ill patient told ITV News that it is better for dying patients to be cared for at home or in hospices.
Kathleen Wickremer was diagnosed with cancer three years ago which has spread to her lungs and is now terminal.
She cares deeply about being at home with her family for her final weeks, and says the prospect of dying in hospital makes her feel very sad.
Mrs Wickremer began receiving palliative care at home, but has been struggling to eat more than a teaspoon of food a day.
To help with her sense of nausea and pain, she was recently admitted to a Sue Ryder hospice.
After some improvement, she is hoping to return home in the coming days.
She said that home care for the dying can also help the grieving process for loved ones.