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British End-of-Life Quality Survey

Posted Jul 06 2012 1:00am

The British Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released the  National Bereavement Survey 2011 .  Among other things, the data show:

  • Only 50 per cent of hospital nurses showed dignity and respect towards patients at the end of their lives, compared to 80 per cent of hospice nurses 
  • And just 30 per cent of people who died in hospital were given a choice about where they died, whereas the figure was double that for those in a hospice

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