Gold Line is part of the Power of people, our award-winning series of inspiring short films about life-changing health care innovation. Find out more: health.org.uk/powerofpeople
The Gold Line is a 24/7 telephone service for people in their last year of life. Run by nurses, this innovative service provides care and support for terminally ill patients and their families across Airedale, Wharfedale, Craven and Bradford. The care provided by the nurses running the helpline and the services they coordinate has meant that a significantly higher proportion of people have been able to die in the place of their choosing (usually at home) than the national average.
This emotive and powerful film about terminal illness highlights the experiences and depth of personal courage shown by the people and families who have been supported by the nurses from Gold Line.