16 July 2008
Dignity in Dying response to the Government’s End of Life Care Strategy
Commenting on the End of Life Care Strategy, Sarah Wootton, Chief Executive of Dignity in Dying, the UK’s leading organisation campaigning for greater patient choice at the end of life, said:
“This is an extremely important and positive development in the way end-of-life care services are delivered. We welcome the Strategy’s focus on individual choice as at present, many people’s legitimate expectations of choice, control and access to services at the end of life are not met by reality.
“Implementation of the strategy is key to ending the present postcode lottery in good quality palliative care: if we are to see real change both central Government and PCTs must be committed to delivering on the strategy.”
Notes to editor
Dignity in Dying’s Charter for Dignity at the End of Life can be read here.
For more information on the End of Life Care Strategy click here.
About Dignity in Dying
Dignity in Dying is the leading organisation in the UK that advocates assisted dying for terminally ill patients and campaigns for greater patient choice at the end of life.
The organisation is also the country’s leading provider in information on end-of-life issues.
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 support a change in the law on assisted dying.
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