In 2011 the National End of Life Care Programme Team invited all
Acute Trusts across England to be part of the Phase1 Transform
Programme to improve end of life care within hospitals.
25 acute trusts which were made up of 40+ hospitals, signed up
for a year long programme.
In the North West, The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University
Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal Foundation Trust and
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust were part of this
The programme is based on the 'The route to success - improving
quality end of life care in acute hospitals" (2010) and The End of
Life Care Strategy (2008) and "How to guide in Acute Hospitals"
Work started on the 'How to' guide building on existing key
enablers and using productive.