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COVID-19: hoping for the best, planning for the worst

Section: Self Management and Co-Production HubType: News Item Date Published: 14th May 2020

Information for people worried that they, or someone they care about, is at increased risk of getting seriously ill or dying from COVID-19.

Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief (this link will take you away from our website) have published a range of information for people in Scotland who may be worried that they, or someone they care about, is at increased risk of getting seriously ill and potentially dying from COVID-19.

The new webpages aim to answer questions people might have about:

  • What to expect if someone is in an ‘increased’ or ‘high’ risk category.
  • Care and treatment available for people at home, in hospital and in care homes.
  • How decisions are made about care and treatment.
  • Plans people can make if they’re worried about becoming seriously ill with COVID-19.
  • How a friend or family member can help someone who is very ill, and potentially dying, from COVID-19.
  • What happens after someone dies.

The information has been put together with advice from health and social care professionals and members of the public.

The new information can be accessed on Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief’s website (this link will take you away from our website)

Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief is a collective of individuals and organisations working to make Scotland a place where there is more openness about death, dying and bereavement. It was established by the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care (SPPC).

The SPPC (this link will take you away from our website) brings together health and social care professionals from hospitals, social care services, primary care, hospices and other charities, to find ways of improving people’s experiences of declining health, death, dying and bereavement.

The Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief website also provides more general guidance on matters of death, dying and bereavement, including print-at-home leaflets and informational films. People can also follow @LifeDeathGrief on social media for updates.

For further information please contact Policy and Communications Manager, Rebecca Patterson, on rebecca.patterson@palliativecarescotland.org.uk or 0131 272 2735.

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