‘Wide Variation’ in End of Life Care at Hospitals

January 21, 2015

(The Telegraph) – Dying patients are receiving “wide variations” of care because of hospitals’ failures to replace the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway, the Chief Inspector of Hospitals for the Care Quality Commission, Professor Sir Mike Richards, has said. Sir Mike said that some hospitals had responded slowly to the withdrawal of the guidance last summer, saying that it had created a “hiatus” in management.