'End of life' care plan launched

Health Minister Mark Drakeford has launched the 'Together for Health, Delivering End of Life Care' delivery plan. It sets out how terminally-ill people in Wales will be supported and cared for at the end of their life.

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Health Minister: Dignity "vital" in end of life care

The Health Minister will launch the plan at Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend, and talk to staff at the hospital's specialist palliative care unit.

How well we care for our dying reflects how we care as a society. Maintaining the dignity of an individual in their last days of life is vital. It can be done, by having open and honest conversations about the end of life and providing support to people and their families to plan for the end of life.

Inequalities at the end of life are as unacceptable as inequalities in life. Good quality end of life care must be available wherever and whenever an individual dies, taking into account their wishes.

– Mark Drakeford AM, Health Minister

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