End of Life Care
Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership has a key role to play in ensuring that people with palliative and end of life care needs can access and receive high quality personalised care and support.
In March 2021, the Surrey Health and Wellbeing Board approved the Palliative and End of Life Care Strategy [pdf] 2MB which set out Surrey Heartlands’ ambitions to improve palliative and end of life care. The publication of the strategy was the culmination of many months of work that brought together partners involved in every part of end of life care to look at how we could enhance palliative and end of life care for our citizens.
Our ambitions across Surrey Heartlands built on the NHS’ national ambitions for end of life care and are:
- Everyone is seen as an individual, with care tailored to meet their needs and wishes
- Everyone has equal access to palliative and end of life care
- People are made to feel comfortable and their wider wellbeing needs are met
- Care is coordinated, with different services working together
- Staff have the skills and knowledge to provide the best care
- Communities come together to provide help and support
Delivery of this ambitious strategy is being led at a local level by our place partnerships of local health and care organisations and local authorities. These partnerships are working together to agree how they can best meet the aims of this strategy and how they can work together to improve care for their local populations.
You can take a look at the summary version of the Palliative and End of Life Care Strategy [pdf] 619KB.
Supporting you to plan ahead
Useful information and resources to support people to plan ahead, or to learn more about death and dying, can be found on the End of Life Care page in the Your Health section of this website.