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Terminal Illnesses: Children

Department of Health written question – answered on 30th November 2016.

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Photo of Stuart Andrew Stuart Andrew Conservative, Pudsey

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps his Department has taken to support terminally ill children and their families.

Photo of David Mowat David Mowat The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Government believes that every person nearing the end of their life should expect a good death and attentive, dignified and compassionate care.

Our publication ‘Our Commitment to you for end of life care: the Government Response to the Review of Choice in End of Life Care (July 2016)’ sets out what everyone should expect from their care at the end of life. There are a number of commitments in relation to children and young people. The Department expects to publish its implementation plan online shortly. We will monitor implementation closely and report on progress in summer 2017 to mark one year on from the publication of the Government response.

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