THE Christie has scored well in a survey which looks at ways to improve the care for dying patients and their relatives or carers in hospital.

Compiled by the Royal College of Physicians and the Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute Liverpool, the ‘National Care of the Dying Audit for Hospitals’ surveyed 133 hospital trusts, 6,580 patients and more than 800 carers.

The Christie scored particularly well in the organisational audit section of the survey, which looked at key organisational elements that underpin the delivery of care, with the trust achieving five out of seven targets.

Dr Richard Berman, consultant in palliative medicine at The Christie, said: “Care of the dying is extremely important to us at The Christie at all levels, and we endeavour to ensure that very high standards of care are being delivered at all times.

“We have our own in-house specialist palliative care and symptom control team which is well established and fully integrated within the day to day running of the hospital.”