Cornwall

Cornwall scheme for more terminally ill to die at home

A pilot scheme in mid Cornwall which aims to allow terminally ill people to be cared for at home is to be extended to the rest of the county.

The Continuing Care at Home Service has allowed 80% of patients to die in their own home, health bosses said.

Prior to this, 22% of people in the district died at home, 52% in hospital and 26% in care homes.

It would be extended in the summer, the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly NHS said.

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