The help and support given to Angus residents in need of palliative and end-of-life care has been strengthened with the appointment of a new senior nurse.
The £40,000-a-year post, funded initially by Forfar-based charity Lippen Care, has been taken by Elaine Colville.
Her role as Lippen Care senior nurse for palliative care combines with the role of developing an end-of-life strategy for adults in Angus.
Elaine will work alongside staff in community hospitals and care homes to improve the care delivered to people, in addition to working on strategy development.
She said: “I will be listening to, and gathering, the views of people’s experiences.
“I am keen to hear about what is done well and what we can do better. We need to ensure the strategy is future-focused and deliverable.”
Angus is one of the first health and social care partnerships in Scotland to develop such a strategy.
Gail Smith, head of community health and care services (North Angus), said: “The Angus HSCP is very grateful to Lippen Care for providing funding.”
Lippen Care is funding the post in its first year, with mainstream funding coming under the Angus Care Model thereafter.