A right to palliative care in Scotland- have your say

There is currently significant unmet palliative care need across local populations, meaning a large proportion of people die without some or all of the palliative support they need, despite the fact 90% of people who die in Scotland each year would benefit from it.

A legal right to palliative care would work towards eliminating this unmet need, by people of all ages living with terminal illness(es) residing in Scotland having equitable access to the palliative support which is right for them, when they need it.

A proposal for a Members Bill for a right to palliative care, being led by Miles Briggs MSP, with cross-party support from Bob Doris MSP and Rhoda Grant MSP has been launched, and a public consultation is open until 4th June 2024 and we want to hear your views.

There is also more information on Scottish Parliament and Marie Curie’s websites, where you can also sign  Marie Curie’s petition.

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