On 5 December Phil McCarvil and experts at Marie Curie Cancer Care led a Twitter chat discussion about the challenges facing end of life care during winter pressures
This article was part of the End of Life Care channel, in association with Marie Curie Cancer Care. The channel is no longer being updated.
Here is a round up of what participants discussed.
The major challenges were explored.
As was what can be done to ensure the frail and terminally ill are not unnecessarily admitted to hospital when they could be effectively cared for at their usual place of residence, with the correct community based services in place?