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Number of Welsh Government staff working on end-of-life care.

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First published:
4 July 2022
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ATISN 16439 – End of Life Care

Thank you for your request to the Welsh Government for information under the Freedom of Information Act (2000) (FOIA) received on 29 June 2022 relating to end-of-life care. You have requested:

  • How many staff do you have working on end-of-life care?


Within Welsh Government, there are 3 staff members who support the end of life care agenda as part of their roles alongside a number of other major health conditions areas. Oversight and direction is also provided at Director level from the Deputy Chief Medical Officer.

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For further information about the information which the Welsh Government holds and its use, or if you wish to exercise your rights under the GDPR, please see contact details below: Data Protection Officer Welsh Government Cathays Park CARDIFF CF10 3NQ Email: 

If you are dissatisfied with the Welsh Government’s handling of your request, you can ask for an internal review within 40 working days of the date of this response. Requests for an internal review should be addressed to the Welsh Government’s Freedom of Information Officer at:

Information Rights Unit
Welsh Government
Cathays Park
CF10 3NQ

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Please remember to quote the ATISN reference number above.

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Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

However, please note that the Commissioner will not normally investigate a complaint until it has been through our own internal review process.

Yours sincerely