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We are pleased to present the first Capital & Coast District Health Board (C&C DHB) Palliative Care Programme Plan 2010-2015 for your review and feedback.
This draft document contains C&C DHB’s five year plan to address service improvements and shortfalls in the delivery of palliative care services to people in the region who could benefit from those services.
Meeting the challenges of changing disease and demographic profiles (see Strategic Context in appendix one), including people living longer with long term and life limiting illnesses, coupled with limited health care resources, requires that we step back and refocus on how we are providing palliative care services in the region.
Palliative care is appropriate not only for people with cancer, but also includes services, support and care for people of all ages who have a life limiting illness and whose needs change over time as the illness progresses. People with age-related functional changes or with chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart and respiratory disease, and motor neuron diseases may all benefit from palliative care services provided according to the individual’s specific needs.
Your feedback on this plan is important to us.
You can also contact our Palliative Care Team directly, via email to Nancy.Harp@ccdhb.org.nz or by phone (04) 806 2443.
Please note the closing date for feedback is 5 February 2010. We look forward to hearing from you.