End-of-life care 'hit or miss'

The quality of end-of-life care for the terminally ill depends on "arbitrary" factors such as disease, age and geographical location, according to a new report.

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Charity: Failings in end-of-life care 'a wake up call'

The quality of end-of-life care for the terminally ill "is often hit and miss" and "a wake up call" a charity has said:

These widespread and unacceptable inequalities show how accessing good quality end-of-life care is often hit or miss. But this is a lottery we can't allow to continue.

A person's condition, location or ethnicity should not prevent them from having a say in the care they receive at the end of life.

– Claudia Wood, deputy director of Demos and co-author of the report

Death and the memories it leaves behind, particularly of a loved one's last days, affects us all, which is why the inequalities revealed in this report represent a 'wake up' call that cannot be ignored

– Paul Woodward, Sue Ryder chief executive

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