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Warrington health bosses announce plans for end to Liverpool Care Pathway
4:20pm Monday 30th September 2013 in News
HEALTH bosses in the town have confirmed the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) will be phased out within the next six to 12 months.
Used to help doctors care for patients coming to the end of their lives, the LCP is being replaced with personalised care plans after an independent national review.
Dr Andy Davies, chairman of Warrington CCG, said: “In Warrington, the LCP has been a successful guiding tool.
“It is intended to help patients die a peaceful and dignified death but unfortunately in some parts of the UK, the Pathway has not been implemented correctly and this has led to the review.
“We are fully committed to ensuring that that only the highest standard of care is given to patients and we are currently working with our healthcare partners, providers and clinicians alongside patients and their carers to review the recommendations made.”
St. Rocco’s Hospice, which supports many families and patients with life-limiting illnesses, said they would keep everyone informed of any changes.
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