End of Life Care Strategy

The Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and partner agencies – Isle of Wight NHS Trust, Earl Mountbatten Hospice and Isle of Wight Council held a public consultation on this important strategy. End of Life Care is an important element of the Island’s innovative My Life a Full Life programme to improve the health and wellbeing of people.

Following extensive stakeholder engagement with organisations and individuals across the Island in the development of this draft strategy, the Clinical Commissioning Group sought feedback on the strategy.

End of Life Care Strategy

The aim of the End of Life Care Strategy 2015 – 2020 for the Isle of Wight is to help those with advanced, progressive and incurable illness to live as well as possible until they die, regardless of their diagnosis. To support people and their carers through the prevention and relief of suffering through early identification and assessment, effective treatment of pain and other symptoms, and the provision of  psychological, spiritual, social and practical support. The strategy reflects the local needs of the Isle of Wight population and the national guidance on end of life care.

In developing this strategy we have consulted widely with stakeholder groups across the Island, reviewed the care that we deliver for dying people against the five priority areas set out by the Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People (LACDP) and have considered how we will demonstrate delivery of each of these for individual dying people and those important to them.

A Public consultation took place from 3rd July 2015 to 7th August 2015.

Thank you to all those who contributed.