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Health Secretary quizzed on care pathway

We recently reported on the use of the controversial 'Liverpool Care Pathway' for terminally-ill patients in our hospitals. Some viewers responded to say loved-ones have been placed on the pathway - the withdrawal of medicine, food and fluids from patients - without proper notification.

But many see it as a necessity - palliative care easing pain and distress in the final days and hours of life. Today, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt faced questions about the use of the so-called death pathway when he visited a hospice in Kent. Sarah Saunders reports.

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