Jamie McGrigor, Highlands & Islands Conservative MSP, has welcomed the launch of a new joint service that will support young people over 16 with life limiting conditions, to make the transition from children’s hospices to adult services and to receive end-of-life care at home.
The Rest Assured Home Service has been developed by Marie Curie Cancer Care and Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS). Jamie yesterday [7th January 2014] gave his backing to a Parliamentary motion welcoming the launch of the new service.
Jamie, a Scottish Patron of Marie Curie Cancer Care and a member of the Parliament’s Cross Party Group on Palliative Care, says: ‘I pay tribute to Marie Curie Cancer Care and CHAS for developing this new service which will offer young people with a terminal illness the chance to receive their care at home. The service is completely free to the patient and family.
‘This service is important as, although young adults make up a very small number of people who have palliative care needs, there are an increasing number of young people who now live into adult life when previously they may not have expected to.’