Making a Difference to Palliative and End of Life Care
28/03/2014The Southern Health and Social Care Trust is setting up a Palliative and End of Life Care Patient/Carer Reference Group and would like to hear the views of patients and carers on palliative and end of life care service provision.
Palliative Care is the active holistic care of patients with progressive non-curative illness, for example advanced respiratory disease, cancer, chronic kidney disease, heart failure or dementia.
Angela McVeigh, Director of Older People and Primary Care for the Southern Trust explains: “Through palliative care, we want to achieve the best possible quality of life for patients and their families. We are really interested in hearing the views of carers and patients on issues relating to the provision of palliative and end of life care and to explore how we may improve these services.
“If you would like to share your experiences and to make a difference for people with an illness or condition which may limit or shorten their lives, we would encourage you to join our reference group.”
It is expected the group will meet 2-3 times per year at locations within the Southern Trust area and reimbursement for out of pocket expenses is available.
The first meeting will take place: on Thursday 10th April 2014 from 11am-12.30pm in the Boardroom, Health and Social Care Board, Tower Hill, Armagh, BT61 9DR.
If you would like further information or would like to speak to someone prior to the meeting please contact Aileen Mulligan on 07766 60 78 52 or email email@example.com