The campaign was launched by Marie Curie following a publication by the National Records of Scotland (NRS). The stats highlighted that the population of Scotland is predicted to rise by seven per cent to around 5.7 million people by 2039 - raising the number of Scots aged 75 or over by 85% to 800,000 by 2039.
Marie Curie believe that the overall picture of palliative care provision in Scotland is encouraging. However, a new YouGov survey commissioned by the charity shows two out of five Scots over 50 are not confident that they will get the care they need toward the end of their life.
"Today in parliament I signed the Marie Curie Palliative Care pledge to work with my constituents to ensure that any who have a terminal illness know what services and benefits they are entitled to, work with my local Integration Joint Board for health and social care to improve access to and quality of palliative care in my constituency, and champion the concerns of people with a terminal illness to ensure fairer access to higher quality services.
"I am happy to sign up to these pledges and commit to working towards these goals in the next parliament should I be successfully re-elected."
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