Community Nursing

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We believe that everyone should receive hospice influenced care that is well co-ordinated, flexible and personal to you when you need it, in a setting of your choice. Which is why we are committed to supporting people in our community to deliver 24/7 care to those who need it. 

Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist Team

Our dedicated team of Palliative Care Specialist Nurses (PCCNS) visit patients at home, nursing homes, residential homes or in hospitals. The role of the team is to provide advice on pain management and other symptoms including sickness, constipation, reduced appetite and tiredness.

The team works closely with your GP, hospital consultant and other health care professional within the community. They also provide advice, education and support to patients, families, carers and other professionals so that regardless of location your carers are equipped with the knowledge and skills that will support you to live well, your way, to the end of your life.

You can be referred to the PCCNS Team through one of the following:

  • General Practitioner
  • Hospital Consultant /Medical team
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist includes OPAS Nurses
  • Senior Allied Health Professionals
  • District Nursing Team Leaders/ Long Term Conditions Co-ordinators

 

Hospice at Home

"Hospice at Home, when my dad was ill it enabled him to stay at home. They were there all the time, it's brilliant."  What Matters To You 2018 Survey Respondent

Partly funded by the Diana Princess of Wales Care at Home Trust, the aim of Hospice at Home is to enable anyone with a life limiting illnesses to be cared for, and die, in the comfort of your own home if that is your preference.

Our Senior Nurse for Hospice at Home works in close partnership with your GP, District Nurses, the PCCNS team and other social and healthcare professionals to ensure closer co-ordination of care.

The service is based on flexibility, complementing primary care. The team will reassess on a regular basis ensuring that our care changes with your changing needs and goals. 

 

Referral to the Hospice at Home Service

Our referral process involves being assessed by a PCCNS who will determine the level of need, keeping your goals in mind. We will endeavour to support you with your choice of treatment in your chosen setting.

 

If you would like more information on either of our community nursing services, you can contact the team on +44 (0)1624 647475.


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