Lothian MSP's palliative care pledge
Lothian List MSP Jeremy Balfour has signed Marie Curie’s Scottish Election Pledge, vowing to make palliative care a high priority in the next parliament.
Marie Curie are calling on candidates from all parties in Scotland to sign their manifesto pledge.
The three main asks of the manifesto are that the Scottish Government appoints a new National Clinical Lead for Palliative and End of Life Care for Scotland; introduces a national strategy for palliative and end of life care; and ensures all carers get the support they need.
Mr Balfour (Con) said: “I fully support Marie Curie in their plea for a national strategy to be put in place. I will continue to fight for better support for carers and put pressure on the Scottish Government to place palliative care at the top of their agenda.”