ONE in four people who need end of life care are not getting the support they need.
The statistics come from charity Hospice UK, which say there are nearly 120,000 people not accessing the correct palliative care.
And Myton Hospice – which has sites in Coventry, Rugby and Warwick – say on the back of the figures they will be stepping up their care plans to help even more people this year.
Last year they helped more than 1,400 people and their families across their three sites and in the community – more than 50 per cent more than the previous year in some departments.
Community Engagement Manager Olivia Bowskill – who has been working to spread the word about the hospice – said: “Two key elements of my work are encouraging patients to access our care earlier in their journey, and strengthening our education offer to external health care professionals so that they better understand what we can do for their patients.
“In raising the profile of The Myton Hospices I have been strengthening our relationships and we have noticed an increase in people accessing our services.”