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PATCH is the first charity specifically to support 24/7 specialist palliative care for patients in hospital.

What is PATCH?

Patch is the first charity specifically to support 24/7 specialist palliative care for patients in Scottish hospitals. We will do this by funding hospitals to provide resources such as dedicated beds, staff, advisory services and research.

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The size of the problem

Many patients in hospital who have pain or complex symptoms do not have access to a palliative care specialist. PATCH is committed to changing this.

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The PATCH model

Most hospitals have a palliative care team which advises the patient's consultant but does not have overall responsibility for the patient's care. The PATCH model can bring benefits for patients, families, staff and the hospital.

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Our people

The Board would like to thank everyone who has made PATCH possible.

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