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Marie Curie Argyll and Bute Delivering Choice Programme, Celebration of Success

That the Parliament celebrates the successes of the Marie Curie Delivering Choice Programme in Argyll and Bute; recognises the partnership work between Marie Curie, NHS Highland, Argyll and Bute Council and third sector partners to develop new and innovative, integrated services that provide person-centred care; believes that, since the launch of the programme in November 2013, six new projects have been implemented in Argyll and Bute to improve palliative and end-of-life care by assessing gaps in local service provision and developing and implementing new initiatives to address these gaps; understands that the programme has benefitted the local community by ensuring equity of access to care and support for all terminal illnesses when and where people need it, including providing guidance on out-of-hours support for care homes; believes that the programme has also provided guidance and support for informal carers, developed a model to establish remote and rural volunteering services to provide companionship and emotional and practical support to people with terminal illness, and established best practice rural transport guidance for patients with palliative care needs; further believes that the health-promoting palliative care project, as part of the programme, has encouraged the general public to have conversations around death, dying and bereavement; acknowledges that the outcomes from the programme align with the Scottish Government’s priorities and aims as set out in the Strategic Framework for Action on Palliative and End of Life Care, and supports further work to ensure that the vision of the framework that everyone in Scotland who needs palliative care will have access to it by 2021 is delivered.

Supported by: Nanette Milne, Liz Smith, Adam Ingram, Joan McAlpine, Bill Kidd, David Stewart, Rob Gibson, Graeme Dey, Colin Beattie, Margaret Mitchell, Jamie McGrigor, Mike MacKenzie, Nigel Don, Mark McDonald, Colin Keir, Sandra White, David Torrance, Richard Lyle, Dennis Robertson, Kevin Stewart, John Finnie, Kenneth Gibson, Clare Adamson, Jackie Baillie

Current Status: Fallen on 23/03/2016
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