Pandemic and palliative care: a backlog?

The number of terminally ill people accessing end-of-life benefits has increased during the pandemic, with a cancer charity warning of more evidence of a growing “cancer backlog”.  The latest NHS figures show fewer people started treatment within the 62 day target from the first suspicion of cancer. Only 62% of people started treatment within that time but the target is 75%. BBC Scotland Charities saying carers looking after the terminally ill at home need more help and support. Pandemic sees rise in number of Scots dying at home.

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