A local hospice director has said she hopes the findings of a recent review will help restore the public’s faith in their end of life care.

The Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted, which is the local hospice for Abbots Langley and Kings Langley residents, have said they want people to know the procedures their local hospice follow.

Dr Ros Taylor, Director of The Hospice of St Francis, said: "Most people postpone or are afraid to discuss their end of life care, and doctors are nervous to initiate these discussions, but it’s only by having these conversations, that we will understand what is important to each individual.

"The National Bereavement Survey 2012, published just last week, before the news about the LCP, showed that hospices had the highest rating for dignity and respect. This suggests that the messages and style of care delivered in hospices must now be shared on a large scale with hospitals".

The review was published last week and recommended that the Liverpool Care Pathway, which is a structured plan, be phased out over the next 6 to 12 months and be replaced with a personalised end of life care plan.

The review panel was commissioned last year by government ministers following reports from families concerned about the care of their loved ones.

Twenty-four hours before the review findings were published, Sky News visited The Hospice of St Francis to film and interview relatives, patients and staff for a news article which appeared on their rolling news bulletins.

Brian Cobden, a patient with end stage heart failure and cancer, who had been admitted to the Hospice two days earlier, said: "I like to be told exactly what’s going on, and my needs seem to grow less because everyone here seems to anticipate my needs."