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Formerly Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Learning from deaths

Thanks to advances in medicine over the past 100 years, we’re all living longer, healthier lives.

But despite the new technology and medical breakthroughs, people die in hospital every day of the year. Typically, we expect between 60 and 70 people in our care will die each month.

Most of the time, these deaths are unavoidable – the consequences of major trauma such as road traffic accidents, as well as other serious conditions like heart attacks.

Some people die because their illness is incurable. Others have just come to the end of their natural life and the most important thing is that they have a dignified and respectful death, ideally at home surrounded by their loved ones.


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