In Walsall we want to ensure that all our citizens have access to high quality palliative and end of life care and receive the support they need to die in a place of their choice based on what matters most to them.
We know that there can be inequalities which can impact on people's access to palliative and end of life care and we are working with communities to understand more about their experiences, barriers to access and what is needed to change this and improve outcomes for all.
Our aim is to ensure service users:
- receive the care they need to preserve their dignity and wellbeing.
- are supported to be independent for as long as possible.
- are comfortable and, where possible, in a place of their choosing and minimizing unplanned hospital admissions.
- live in a community empowered to support them.
- feel prepared for death.
How we are doing this: