Improving environments for care at end of life

A new publication  from the King’s Fund  which presents case studies that show how, even in the most uninspiring environments, it is possible to create welcoming spaces that provide value for money and can improve the quality of care and the patient experience.

This publication describes projects in 19 NHS trusts and one HM prison that took part in schemes to improve the environment of care at the end of life. It describes the broader Enhancing the Healing Environment programme, which has been supported by the Department of Health in a series of publications entitled 'Improving the patient experience'  and goes on to present case studies of the sites that took part in the programme and a summary of the independent evaluation of the programme by the University of Nottingham.