New proposals by All-Wales Palliative Care Planning Group
call for regular inspections of care homes and hospices.
The report says that core-funded multi-disciplinary teams
including social workers and welfare support workers must work together in
order to achieve better partnerships between health and social services.
Some of the other proposals mooted include 24-hour
helpline and "24/7 specialist support and advice" for people who have a
life-limiting condition. It also says that although care in most home sis good,
there is a necessary to frame a standard to overcome staff shortages.
The Minister for
Health and Social Services, Edwina Hart is due to respond to the report before
the Welsh Assembly.