Think Different, Think End of Life Care report

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Background of project
After a public consultation, it was identified that End of Life Care (EoLC) was a priority for Healthwatch Staffordshire to focus their work on in 2017. Our local intelligence around EoLC suggested there were discrepancies in the way care was delivered across different parts of the County and the wider Midlands region. As a result, an End of Life Advisory Group was developed with local service providers from St Giles Hospice Care, Beth Johnson Foundation, Dougie Mac, Alzheimer’s Society Staffordshire and Shropshire, Donna Louise Trust and University Hospitals of North Midlands (UHNM) led by Engaging Communities (ECS) and Healthwatch Staffordshire. The workstream that emanated from this group sought to identify barriers to a universal, holistic approach to EoLC with a focus on the areas of Staffordshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton. These findings were then considered against the national picture.