Terminal illness

Here you'll find our current definition of the critical illness, additional condition or child specific condition we cover. We've also listed any previous definitions we may have had. With each new definition we've highlighted what's changed from the previous definition.

Current definition

November 2015

A definite diagnosis by the attending consultant of an illness that satisfies both of the following:

  • the illness either has no known cure or has progressed to the point where it cannot be cured; and
  • in the opinion of the attending consultant, the illness is expected to lead to death within 12 months.

Previous definitions

No previous entries for this condition