I joined care and support workers, medical professionals and GPs from across Cornwall today for a conference tackling the issue of palliative care. Many people who are involved in providing end-of-life care spoke passionately about what kind of service we should have in Cornwall and on Scilly.
The conference was organised by Healthwatch Cornwall and they will now prepare a paper setting out what our palliative care should look like.
The challenge then will be to make sure we have the money and commitment from NHS managers to make it happen. It was a worthwhile day and Cornwall and Scilly healthcare has some very competent people at the helm.