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Seòmar agus comataidhean

Question reference: S6W-27523

  • Date lodged: 14 May 2024
  • Current status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 28 May 2024


To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what action it is taking to ensure equity of palliative care services for children.


One of the key aims of the Scottish Government’s new strategy on palliative care, which is currently being developed, is that children living with a life-shortening condition, anywhere in Scotland, will have equitable and timely access to the general and specialist palliative care services they may need.

The development of the strategy has been informed by representatives of palliative care for children and young people on the Strategy Steering Group. A Children and Young People’s Working Group, including experts in neonatal and paediatric palliative care, is developing new actions to address equity and continuity of access to paediatric palliative care across all places of care for babies, children and young people, including care around dying or transition to adult services.