Population growth and ageing are resulting in more people living longer with chronic and other life limiting illnesses.
We will introduce a standard process to assess outpatients and recognise people with a life limiting illness for early referral to palliative care.
We are testing a standard process at key outpatient clinics.
Improved care for patients living with life limiting illness.
- % of patients cared for using an end of life care plan
- Number of staff who participate in communication skills training
- % increase in staff confidence around recognition of dying