New network improves end of life care


Posted on January 1st, by editor in CT Extra. No Comments

A palliative care network led by St Elizabeth Hospice in Suffolk is helping to fulfil the dying wishes of care home residents in the east of the county.

A palliative care network led by St Elizabeth Hospice in Suffolk is helping to fulfil the dying wishes of care home residents in the east of the county.
The hospice is working with nearly 30 care homes in east Suffolk who have joined the Hospice Care Homes Network. The idea for the network was sparked when a group of care home managers told the hospice what their training needs were around end of life care for residents and their frustrations at getting it right.
From questionnaires, visits and meetings, the hospice responded by developing a Palliative Care Resource Pack and launching the Care Homes Network. The hospice runs study days for members of the network which are attended by the care home manager and a link person, who then feed back advice on communication, symptom control, advance care planning, spiritual care and bereavement. The hospice’s community team is also able to visit staff within the care home to offer further training a





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