Sue Ryder’s comment - Government’s response to health select committee report

Our comment

Preth Rao, Assistant Director of Policy and Campaign at Sue Ryder said:

“We welcome the Government’s commitment to improving end of life care, but we now need this to translate into firm plans that urgently address the great variation in the access and quality of care provision. Currently the end of life care you receive will depend on the condition you are suffering from and where you happen to live.

“Right now there are over 280,000 people in UK struggling to cope without the expert end of life care they deserve - this situation is unacceptable.  

"The Government has made improving end of life care a priority during this parliament so we hope that not only will they accept the Health Committee's recommendations as soon possible, but this will also be reflected in the upcoming comprehensive spending review because without adequate funding, too many people will not receive the care they need to die with dignity.”