Date lodged: 3 October 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that patients with terminal illnesses are able to realise their wishes in respect of where they spend their final days.
Answered by: Jeane Freeman 22 October 2018
These steps will help to ensure that people’s wishes are honoured.
The Scottish Government’s Strategic Framework for Action on Palliative and End of Life Care sets out a range of practical steps being taken to realise people’s wishes at the end of life. These steps include agreeing commissioning guidance, establishing a training framework, working with Health Scotland to improve the identification and care coordination of people nearing the end of life, and working on electronic means of sharing people’s plans.