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Views sought on end of life care in Darlington

Darlington residents are being asked for their views on how people should be cared for at the end of their life.

The health trust and Darlington and Durham councils are developing a joint strategy on palliative care, health and social care.

It covers a range of options, aimed at improving end-of-life care, and once finalised will be reviewed and updated annually.

People are being invited to comment on the areas it covers.

Veronica Copeland, Darlington Council's cabinet member for adult services, said: "Our aim is to develop improved end of life and palliative care services in a way that meets patient needs and ensures that patients are treated and cared for in the place of their choosing.

"We want to hear people's views on the service already provided and what is planned for the future."

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