Living and Dying Well in Lothian

Lothian's Palliative Care Strategy

Following public consultation, the finalised version of Lothian’s Palliative and End of Life Care Strategy for 2010 - 2015 – ‘Living & Dying Well in Lothian’ is available and can be downloaded from the link below. If you have any questions about the strategic plan or implementation, please contact Peter McLoughlin using the contact details given below.

Lothian’s Palliative and End of Life Care Strategy for 2010 - 2015 – Living & Dying Well in Lothian

NHS Lothian consulted on the Palliative Care Strategy over three months to February 2010. The consultation report, which outlines the main findings and actions from consultation, is available below.

Report of the Palliative Care Strategy Consultation Process.

If you would like an overview of the strategy, there is a summary guide below.
Lothian’s Palliative Care Strategy 2010 – 2015 - Summary Guide to the strategy
An Easy Read Summary of our plans to improve Pallitive Care

Palliative Care is about ensuring a good quality of life during every stage of a life limiting illness from diagnosis onwards. It includes care that relieves symptoms and provides physical, social, psychological and spiritual support. The strategy aims to extend the high quality of end of life care presently offered to those dying of cancer to everyone with a life limiting illness.

The vision outlined in L&DW in Lothian is for high quality palliative and end of life care available in all settings and for care to be available for all patients regardless of their diagnosis.

The Lothian Palliative Care Strategy was approved by Lothian NHS Board at its July 2010 meeting. The strategy is now being implemented across Lothian.

If you have any questions or comments on either the consultation report, or our strategic plans, please contact:

Peter McLoughlin
Strategic Program Manager
Cancer, Diagnostics Palliative Care
Lothian NHS Board
Department in Strategic Planning and Modernisation
Waverley Gate,
2-4 Waterloo Place,
EH11 3EG
Tel: 0131 465 5580

Full Version of Strategy and Supplementary Reports

Palliative Care Strategy 2010-2015 - Full Version
Supplementary Report 1 Review of Needs Assessments and Literature
Supplementary Report 2 Palliative Care Strategy Stakeholders Event
Supplementary Report 3 Report of the Palliative Care Carers Event
Supplementary Report 4 NHS Lothian L&DW Delivery Plan
Supplementary Report 5 Lothian Palliative Care MCN Bed Review
Supplementary Report 6 NHS Lothian Response to Audit Scotland
Supplementary Report 7 Palliative Care Strategic Framework in Lothian

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Last Reviewed: 01/06/2011