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Thematic Inspections - End-of-life Guidance

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Outcomes expected in a high-quality service include
  • Ensuring that all residents with palliative and end-of-life care needs are identified and assessed
  • Care plans are in place to meet the end-of-life needs of residents and their families
  • The resident’s needs are communicated and coordinated clearly within the residential centre and other healthcare settings
  • Healthcare professionals and non-clinical staff possess an appropriate level of knowledge, skills, competence and confidence to care for residents approaching end of life.

Self-assessment questionnaire


This self-assessment questionnaire is a resource to help people providing residential services for older people to prepare for inspection, to measure their performance against regulations and standards, and to identify ways in which they can improve their service.

  • Self-assessment questionnaire