Transforming Your Palliative and End of Life Care
The Northern Ireland-wide Transforming Your Palliative and End of Life Care Programme supports the design and delivery of coordinated services to enable people with palliative and end of life care needs to have choice in their place of care, greater access to services and improved outcomes at the end of their lives.
A total of eight initiatives will be developed under the programme. These priorities are the result of extensive engagement with a wide range of stakeholders during this first phase of the programme.
- Support for patients and carers
- Enhanced access to palliative care services at home
- Supporting planned discharge and provision of equipment
- Identification and planning for people with palliative care needs
- Training for healthcare providers
- Day Hospice
- Ambulance service
- Palliative Pharmacy
The programme includes three key phases:
- Phase 1 – Collating and analysing data, talking to key stakeholders including patients and health and social care professionals, and identifying key areas for improvement in line with local priorities.
- Phase 2 – Developing proposals to improve care.
- Phase 3 – Implementing improved service design.
The programme places the person with palliative and end of life care needs at the centre, with the aim to be informed by, and to involve, those who need care, and their families and carers.
To learn more about the programme’s deliverables, please visit the Marie Curie website.
A key aspect of the programme is its partnership approach.
The programme team is working closely with the Health and Social Care Board, Public Health Agency and local partners, supporting partnership working among all stakeholders with an interest in palliative care:
- to look at the best approach to design the provision of this type of care
- to consider new ways of offering palliative and end of life care at home – or as close to home as possible
The programme is running until December 2015 and will support the implementation of recommendations in Living Matters, Dying Matters – A palliative and end of life care strategy for adults in Northern Ireland.
It will also support a key principle of Transforming Your Care – that care should be provided at home or as close to home as possible, where this is safe and appropriate, by working closely with colleagues in Integrated Care Partnerships to support these initiatives.
For more information, please click on the links below.
Please click here for further information on events and newsletters.
|Support for Carers|
|Transforming Your Care Consultation|
|Integrated Care Partnerships|
|Public Health Agency|
|Living Matters: Dying Matters – A Palliative and End of Life Care Strategy for Adults in Northern Ireland. Published by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety in March 2010.|