A Strategy for Children’s Palliative and End-of-Life Care 2016-26

Date published: 22 November 2016

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This document sets out the strategic direction for the palliative and end-of-life care of ill and dying children and young people in the North for the next ten years. It follows public consultation in early 2014 on 18 proposed recommendations aimed at enhancing the existing care and support for children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions, as well as their families. The consultation closed on 28 March 2014 with 48 responses in total, all broadly supportive of the recommendations.

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A Strategy for Paediatric Healthcare Services Provided in Hospitals and in the Community (2016 - 2026) has also recently been published, focusing on acute hospital services, the management of transition of such services into adult services, and the interface between hospital and community services.

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