Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Hospital Cancer Deaths Concern

news-health.jpg
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

8:01am 6th April 2012

There is concern over the number of people from North Cornwall who die from cancer in hospital.

Official statistics from the National End of Life Care Intelligence Network show rates are amongst the highest in the country.

51% of people dying from cancer in the area die on a ward.

That is compared to 43% across England, 40% in the south west and 35% for the rest of Cornwall.

Dr Julia Verne headed up the research and says it shows more options for care are needed: "We're very keen to enable people to die in the place of their choice. When we undertake population surveys we find that most people would like to die at home if that were at all possible.

"The question is how much support is there locally in terms of access to hospices, access to care homes and support in order to enable people to spend their last days at home.

"We've been encouraging the local director of public health along with the director of social services to look at their local population to make sure that there are sufficient community services to enable people who want to die at home to do so".

Caroline Court, public health consultant at the Primary Care Trust, says, "We have beds in Stratton hospital which are specifically for people at the end of their lives but the data in this report doesn't differentiate between someone dying in a large general hospital and someone who has chosen to be cared for by their GP in their local hospital. We are continually trying to improve choices for people at the end of their lives and these figures are a useful focus for this work"

You can see the full report here




8:01am 6th April 2012

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
health

Blood Cancer Drug Could Cut Patient Risk

It was trialled in Cornwall at Treliske hospital

Cornwall News

UPDATE: Dumper Truck Death 'Accidental'

Jury delivers verdict after workman John Sweeney died in Coverack last year

Most read
coastguard helicopter

UPDATE: Woman Pulled From The Sea At Polzeath

She was airlifted to Treliske on Sunday but doctors could not save her

dead fish pentewan 2

PHOTOS: Cornish Beach Littered With Dead Fish

Experts are trying to work out how they ended up at Pentewan on Saturday

Top articles

UPDATE: Woman Pulled From The Sea At Polzeath

Cornwall News: She was airlifted to Treliske on Sunday but doctors could not save her

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Supreme Court told key Government power 'not an ancient relic'

National News: The powers invoked by the Government to begin divorce procedures from the European Union are not an out–of-date "ancient relic" but a pillar of the British constitution, the Attorney General has told the Supreme Court.

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt 'took a risk' portraying Snowden

Showbiz News: Joseph Gordon-Levitt said playing Edward Snowden was a risky choice, although nothing like the one taken by the whistle-blower.

Bob Dylan wants speech read at Nobel ceremony that he won't attend

World News: Bob Dylan has sent a speech to be read out at the Nobel prize banquet that he has declined to attend.

Grieving Brazilian town honours plane crash victims

Sports News: Thousands of people have attended a service at a football stadium in Brazil to pay tribute to those who died in a plane crash.

Giant foam 'blob' leaks from airport hangar and spreads in Santa Clara

Strange News: A giant 'blob' of foam has taken over the streets of a Californian town after leaking from an airport hangar.

Newer article

Petition To Save Penzance Jobs

Cornwall News: Remploy could close its factory after the government pulled funding

Older article

Cornwall's Fostering Services Praised

Cornwall News: Ofsted says children being looked after in the Duchy "feel safe and are kept safe"

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate 2Escape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.

Close

We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer.

By using this website you accept the use of cookies as explained in the terms of our cookie policy.