End of Life Care

North East Lincolnshire CCG is committed, in the delivery of high quality patient and family 
centred end of life care. The development of its local End of Life Care strategy in 2012 ‘Good 
Grief - Living as we die, dying as we live an Integrated approach to providing choice, control 
and dignity’ shared a vision that, in partnership, we will provide high quality personalised 
services, supporting people and their families to be cared for how and where they wish to 
be before, during and after death. The strategy is to develop community based services 
which are based on need and not diagnosis. 

We will achieve our vision by:

Communication: To increase public awareness and provideaccessible and sensitive information for
people and their carer’s, improving sharing of information with partner organisations, professionals,
patients and their families.

Choice and control: To provide choice to people in both the delivery of care and care environment,
supporting people to maintain control of their care and to be involved. 

 
Achieving a “Good Death” 

To ensure a good death and minimise distress to patients and their families and carers, 
North East Lincolnshire needs to provide high quality co-ordinated care in the last phase of 
life. 

What constitutes a “good” death can vary significantly between individuals, and a key role 
of assessment and care planning is to identify personal priorities and wishes. 
For many, a good death will include: 

  • Being treated as an individual, with dignity and respect 
  • Being without pain and other Symptoms 
  • Being in the company of close friends and /or family. 

The NHS Choices website is full of information, help and advice to assist you in planning for the future and how to cope with a terminal illness.

What end of life care is and what it involves
Planning ahead for end of life care
Looking after your health and wellbeing

This year the Dying Matters Awareness Week focus is “Talk, Plan, Live”, aimed at encouraging you to think about what is important to you and how you would like to be cared for at the end of your life.

During the week we’re encouraging you to take five simple steps to make your end of life experience better for you and your loved ones. These are:

• Write your will
• Record your funeral wishes
• Plan your future care and support
• Consider registering as an organ donor
• Tell your loved ones your wishes

For more information visit the dying matters website