Analysis

‘Decimated’ community teams affect end of life care quality

Lack of community care and funding means nine out of 10 nurses have seen dying patients stranded in hospital, a survey has found.

Lack of community care and funding means nine out of ten nurses have seen dying patients stranded in hospital, a survey has revealed.

An exclusive survey of more than 600 nurses and healthcare assistants by Nursing Standard and terminal illness charity Marie Curie highlights how over stretched community nurses are struggling to provide end of life care.

Not enough time

More than half (54%) said the numbers of patients stuck in the acute sector waiting to go home or to care homes has increased since 2017. Only

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