Medway and Swale CCG jointly lead the development and implementation a revised end of life care for adults strategy across the whole system for our localities. The National End of Life Care Strategy indicates that the majority of people would prefer to die at home. Yet in 2016, there were 2142 deaths in Medway, with 47.6% (1020) of these occurring in hospital, 24.7% (529) at home and 10.4% (222) in care homes. This highlights the need for change and why locally we need to focus on identifying opportunities for health and social care systems to work together to provide coordinated care and support, opportunities for patients to discuss their personal needs, choice of where to be cared for and to die, with appropriate advice and support for carers at every stage.

A guide for carers and families: 

Carers and Families
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A guide for patients: 

Patient Pack
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End of life strategy for adults: