Dr. Bee Wee, president of the Association for Palliative Medicine, has been responsible for the catastrophic programme of training in rolling out the LCP.
The June 2010 Macmillan End of Life Care Newsletter shares the National End of Life Care Programme logo and is published by NHS.
This describes a new e-learning package for End of Life Care –
"Nearly all health and social care staff need training of some sort in end of life care. A new e-learning package aims to offer just that"We are talking about someone dying. In the context of End of Life training, it is inappropriate and, quite simply, offensive to describe the training offered as being "easy, fun and free". It is so described.
This is Dr. Wee:
“We must continue to improve end of life care for patients, their families and close friends wherever they are; at home, in hospital, in care homes, hospices and other places where people die.
“Crucially, we must ensure that the best care is available when patients and families are at their most vulnerable – often out of hours, especially at night and at weekends."Dr. Wee, we must improve care, full stop. Why is your focus on providing a 'good death' when it is plainly clear and obvious there is no provision for providing a good life?
The Sunday Express headlines today:
2,500 hospital deaths 'avoidable'
More than 500 patients have died needlessly at a hospital in the past two years with up to 2,500 avoidable deaths over the past decade, it was claimed.Basildon Hospital in Essex is already being investigated in the wake of the Stafford Hospital scandal. Peter Walsh of Action for Victims of Medical Accidents told the Sunday Express: "We have had more people come to us about Basildon than any of the other 13 trusts."
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