Denise Charlesworth-Smith's father Philip, was admitted to hospital suffering from breathing problems and died five days later.
She only learned he had been put on the Liverpool Care Pathway when she read it on his death certificate.
On the news that the pathway had been scrapped she said: "This is the start of a new journey for all of us. It's just a start of a long journey now to make sure that this is actually implemented."
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