Conference review

Key speaker, Professor Allan Kellehear, PhD., FAcSS
50th Anniversary Professor (End-of-Life Care)
Bradford University

Author of “Compassionate Cities: Public health and End of Life Care”

Over a hundred people from a wide range of organisations, from the arts and the NHS to schools, solicitors, churches and charities, gathered in Plymouth back in May to discuss ways of collaborating to make the city more compassionate for those at the end of life, or living with bereavement and loss.

As a growing city (a predicted 300,000 residents by 2032) with a rising number of over-65s, there are increasing demands on health and social care resources as care becomes more complex and end of life needs grow. New ways of delivering services are needed, and Plymouth has already started to make strides in developing a more inclusive approach to end of life care, with the conference being a call to do more.

The Compassionate City conference on Thursday 17 May was facilitated by St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth as part of Dying Matters Awareness Week to highlight the positive work currently happening across the city while encouraging co-operation to address existing and future challenges.

Presentation | Aims of the day

Presentation | Allan Kellehear

Presentation | Compassionate Friends

Presentation | Compassionate Networks

Presentation | End of life care for the homeless

Presentation | End of life care in Dartmoor Prison

Presentation | Advance Care Planning

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