NDM7193 Welsh Conservatives Debate - Hospice and Palliative Care in Wales

NDM7193 Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the Cross Party Group on Hospices and Palliative Care’s report on Inequalities in Access to Hospice and Palliative Care.

2. Acknowledges that approximately 23,000 people in Wales have a palliative care need at any one time, including over 1,000 children.

3. Recognises that whilst some progress has been made in widening access to hospice and palliative care in Wales, there remains significant unmet need and under-met need, and calls on the Welsh Government to address this.

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

a) outline how Wales will become a 'compassionate country';

b) ensure that strengthening the provision of palliative care services in Wales is made central to this approach;

c) provide consistent reporting criteria, and address gaps in data collection on adult and paediatric palliative care needs;

d) update the funding mechanism for charitable hospices so that it is based on current local population need and prevalence data;

e) increase the level of statutory funding provided to adult and children’s hospices in Wales. 

Cross Party Group on Hospices and Palliative Care,  Inequalities in Access to Hospice and Palliative Care, July 2018

 

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

Delete all after point 2 and replace with:

Recognises that progress has been made in widening access to hospice and palliative care in Wales and that further work is needed to establish any unmet need

Notes that the Welsh Government will:

a) continue to work with statutory and third sector partners to deliver on the ambition of making Wales the world’s first 'compassionate country';

b) ensure that strengthening the provision of palliative care services in Wales is made central to this approach;

c) provide consistent reporting criteria, and address gaps in data collection on adult and paediatric palliative care needs;

d) continue to monitor the mechanism of funding for charitable hospices working with the end of life board and health boards;

e)  continue to monitor and review funding provided to adult and children’s hospices in Wales.

 

[If Amendment 1 is agreed amendments 2 and 3 will be de-selected]

Amendment 2 - Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new sub-point at end of point 4:

ensure carers receive the support they need both during and after they have cared for somebody receiving palliative care.

Amendment 3 - Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new sub-point at end of point 4:

ensure that provision of a variety of services is available in all parts of Wales so that the choices of the individual over the type and location of palliative care they receive can be respected.

Business type: Debate

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 07/06/2021

Decision due: 20 Nov 2019 by Plenary - Fifth Senedd

Lead member: Darren Millar MS