Barbara welcomed the publication of the End of Life Care Strategy by the Health Secretary, Alan Johnson.
The strategy brings extra funding to improve care services for people who are terminally ill. In future, all adults will be able to choose where they wish to die.
The money will also provide for increased training and support for health and social care staff and for the provision of palliative care services in the home. New funding for community nursing will also help to deliver services which are good quality and responsive to the patient’s needs.
Help the Hospices charity said the strategy was “a historic event in the delivery of future social and healthcare for patients and their families in England.”
“People in Worsley want to have care that will help them maintain their dignity at the end of their lives. Their carers and families want them to receive care which is high quality and delivered in a compassionate way.
“We are privileged to have St Ann’s Hospice in Little Hulton which is already providing the best quality palliative care services for our local community. I hope that the new End of Life Care Strategy will help develop more community services so that people in Worsley can choose the care they receive at this critical time in their lives.”