Following complaints from relatives about end of life care in homes, CQC have told the BBC that every nursing home needed to be capable of supporting people at the end of their lives.
Andrew Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care for the CQC, has said:-
“Nursing homes are where we see the greatest struggles in adult social care, largely because of the difficulty in recruiting and retaining skilled nursing staff. It’s not acceptable that we cannot support people at the end of their life in the way that we want to. Some people can do it but it’s not happening everywhere and we need to get that sorted.”