Starting a Conversation about end of life care in Wiltshire
About four thousand people die each year in Wiltshire. Most are older people who had been living with a chronic condition. Compared to ten years ago, more people in Wiltshire are dying at home or in a hospice, and fewer in hospital. Care to support people at the end of life is provided by a range of services including hospitals, hospices, care homes, pharmacies, social care agencies, charities, GPs and community services.
NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Wiltshire Council are refreshing the Wiltshire End of Life Care strategy, and are interested to hear what people think is important in end of life care. This will help them to develop their plans for end of life care in Wiltshire. Healthwatch Wiltshire are supporting them to gather these views.
We are holding 3 public “starting a conversation” events across the county. These will be an opportunity for local people to hear more about the strategy, share their views on what is important at the end of life and find out more about what services are currently available.
These meetings will be held at
- Thursday 24th November 2 – 4pm Salisbury Methodist Church, St. Edmund’s Church Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 3EF
- Tuesday 29th November 2 – 4pm The Memorial Hall, Station Rd, Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, SN4 8EN
- Wednesday 30th November 10am – 12, St Margaret’s Hall, St Margaret’s Street, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1DE
For more information about the meetings, contact Healthwatch Wiltshire on 01225 434218 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For those unable to attend the meeting, the strategy and a questionnaire can be found at http://www.wiltshireccg.nhs.uk/end-of-life-care.