To deliver an integrated approach to support patients and their carers sustain care in their own home for end of life care.
Figures produced by ISD show that those in the final year of life accounted for around 30% of all bed days. While 50% of patients continue to die in hospital, Marie Curie can evidence that 98% of those cared for at home with Marie Curie input can be sustained at home.
P&K CHP currently deliver 3 Marie Curie shifts per week for each patient assessed to be in the last 12 weeks of life regardless of diagnosis. Evidence from the last 2 years data shows that existing and predicted increasing demand for enhanced services is no longer sustainable.