Welcome. This is the Palliative and End of Life Care website for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care System. This website brings together new and existing resources, information and guidance suitable for people facing a terminal illness, those caring for someone towards the end of their lives, and for health care professionals delivering care.
The NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly and partner organisations would like everyone to receive high quality care, delivered compassionately and with dignity by the right person, with the right skills at the right time. We want to enable choice for local people so that they can choose where they want to receive care and to ensure that they receive the best possible support.
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This is a new page that is under development, with more information soon to be added. If you have any feedback on the webpage, or suggestions for how this page could be improved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coming soon – Palliative and End of Life Care Charter and 5 year strategy.
The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly End of Life Care Charter is our commitment to our population for what is to be expected for those with palliative and end of life care needs. The Charter was originally developed via a highly iterative process with input from services, people with lived experience and refreshed again more recently (including by reaching out to a few people with recent experience of bereavement). The concepts remain true and has been core in the development of the palliative and end of life care strategy 2023-2028 and delivery plan.
The palliative and end of life care strategy demonstrates our commitment across the integrated care system to provide a system wide approach to palliative and end of life care for our community, across all ages and care settings. Death and dying is something that affects us all. We need to be more comfortable talking about dying, having conversations, and understanding what really matters. With a growing ageing population, increasing complex needs, and changing economic healthcare services across the country, these challenges require a timely, brave and ambitious response to our palliative and end of life care provisions and delivery.
Both the Charter and the strategy are undergoing development to ensure it is accessible to all and to demonstrate how those we hear less from are and will be engaged with.
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Page last reviewed: 8 January 2024