3rd March 2009
Dignity in Dying respond to the Scottish Palliative Care Consultation
Davina Hehir, Head of Legal Strategy and Policy at Dignity in Dying, said:
“We welcome the consultation and believe strongly that everyone should have access to high quality palliative care at the end of their lives.
“We have consulted with our members and supporters in Scotland and our response is informed by their experiences and wishes.
“Dignity in Dying’s key suggestion is that indicators are put in place to ensure effective delivery of the proposals laid out in the consultation.”
Notes to editor:
About Dignity in Dying:
· Dignity in Dying campaigns for greater choice, control and access to services at the end of life. It advocates providing terminally ill adults with the option of an assisted death, within strict legal safeguards, and for universal access to high quality end-of-life care.
· Dignity in Dying has over 100,000 supporters and receives its funding entirely from donations from the public.
· Opinion polls consistently show that at least 80% of the UK population supports a change in the law on assisted dying.
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