Our vision for children's health stated:
Care for children will be provided as close to the home as possible within settings that are easily accessible for families. Only emergency/urgent care and highly specialised care will be delivered from a hospital setting and they will be looked after in a child-friendly environment by suitably trained and experienced staff.
Parents will know how to access care simply and swiftly through single points of access.
Teenagers will receive care in facilities that are appropriate for their needs and age rather than in either children’s or adult facilities. As they get older and move into adult services they will be well-educated about their ongoing health care needs and have a clear plan about how these will be met.
Children and teenagers who have a terminal illness will have real choice about where to die and parents will be given the right level of support to enable them to achieve this.