A good death does honour to a whole life
At West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership we are ambitious to ensure the palliative and end of life care our citizens recieve is high quality. This includes preparing for death as well as hospice care.
We know that there can be inequalities which can impact on people's access to palliative and end of life care.
The Partnership's vision is to improve palliative care and end of life services across the region to ensure the residents of West Yorkshire receive the support they need and can die in a place of their choice, with consideration given to what matters to them and who matters to them.
The Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care framework, calls for a collective integrated response, across health and social care. It’s recommended that, the six ambitions of the PEoLC framework are used to develop a vision of PEoLC for the residents of West Yorkshire:
1. Each person is seen as an individual
2. Each person gets fair access to care
3. Maximising comfort and wellbeing
4. Care is coordinated
5. All staff are prepared to care
6. Each community is prepared to help
Grief and loss is universal, however the sharpness of that experience and the memories left for families and friends can be shaped by supportive and tailored care. We want our region to be known for it’s approach to palliative and end of life care and we want to start the conversation to ensure people’s wishes are at the centre of their treatment and their treatment is compassionate, informed, kind, local and personal.