Strategic Direction

'Living Matters:Dying Matters': A Palliative and End of Life Care Strategy for Adults in Northern Ireland

The vision of this Strategy is that any person with an advanced non-curative condition, lives well and dies well irrespective of their condition or care setting. This requires a philosophy of palliative and end of life care that is person-centred and which takes a holistic approach to planning, co-ordinating and delivering high quality reliable care, enabling patients to retain control, dignity and crucially, choice in how and where their care is delivered to the end of their life.

Over the 5 year time span of this Strategy we will continue to make high quality palliative and end of life care a priority within health and social care services and, as a result, offer people real choice in how and where their care is delivered.

Link to strategy: 'Living Matters:Dying Matters': A Palliative and End of Life Care Strategy for Adults in Northern Ireland


Review of the Implementation of the Palliative and End of Life Care Strategy 

RQIA has reviewed the progress made in taking forward the action plan for the implementation of Living Matters Dying Matters.

RQIA has concluded that significant progress was made during the period 2010 to 2015 towards implementing the recommendations of the strategy. This was facilitated by strongly committed leaders from both statutory and voluntary sector organisations. There is clear evidence of strong partnership working to achieve the objectives of the strategy.

Link to report: Review of the Implementation of the Palliative and End of Life Care Strategy 

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