Using technology to improve end of life care

An electronic record-sharing system is helping to integrate care at the end of life
Decisions about end of life care

As clinical and operations director at East Cheshire Hospice I see the complex and sensitive discussions that my staff have with patients and their loved ones every day.

We talk with patients to understand decisions such as their preferred place of death, as well as the choices that may be made on their behalf once they no longer have capacity. Being able to record that information and ensuring it is seen by the right people at the right time is crucial.

Coordinated care

The End of Life Care Strategy, introduced in 2008, identified the need to improve coordination of care, recognising that patients frequently receive end of life care from a wide range of teams and organisations.

Our aim has been to improve every patient’s journey by sharing data to coordinate effective end of life care but the system in


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