Non-malignant conditions deaths at home
A greater percentage of people die at home and in the Hospice in Salford when compared to national figures (deaths from all causes)
Some simple data emerged from the last audit of the Integrated Care Pathway (ICP) for Care of the Dying across all settings54. All care settings looked at a retrospective sample of 20 Integrated Care Pathways from 30th November 2004 (Hope Hospital, Salford PCT and St. Ann's Hospice). Salford PCT had 80% cancer as compared to 20% non - cancer patients within the random sample of patients dying at home. St. Ann's had 100% cancer patients, Hope Hospital had 45% cancer as compared to 55% non- cancer patients dying at home. It is worth noting that St Ann's Hospice accepts non-cancer admissions and the numbers per year are slowly increasing even though their sample did not reflect this.