Dying patients are being neglected by councils

Mail Online | 7/18/2018 | Ben Spencer Medical Correspondent For The Daily Mail
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Dying patients are still being neglected by councils, researchers said yesterday.

End-of-life care is being prioritised by only 4 per cent of town halls in England, according to analysis by experts at King's College London.

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Councils, which have responsibility for social care, face increasing numbers of elderly people needing end-of-life support.

Writing in the Palliative Medicine journal, the scientists said demand is set to increase 42 per cent by 2040.

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They said quality of care and resources varied hugely around the country, with budgets ranging from £52 to £2,329 per patient per year for palliative care.

Lead author Dr Katherine Sleeman, of the Cicely Saunders Institute at King's, said:...
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