Growing Hospice at Home

by Lorraine Weedon on 13th February 2013

Our Hospice at Home service continues to gain momentum, and we are moving forward positively and starting to see real progress. As well as our 24hour telephone Advice Line, we are now working in collaboration with other healthcare professionals to provide a night sitting service which will provide health care assistants (HCA’s) who can visit patient’s homes from 10pm until 7am to provide support and care to the patients and their families.

We are also planning to extend the hours of the clinical nurse specialists to offer an 8am to 8pm service (currently 9am to 5pm) and are hoping this will be in place by April. Their main duties will be to monitor the 24hr telephone advice line, visit patients when needed, make advance assessments and carry out crisis management to avoid hospital admissions.

Our Hospice at Home appeal has so far received very generous support, and we need this to continue so that we can develop to ensure that patients have a choice at all times of where they wish to be cared for.

If you would like to make a donation, please towards Hospice at Home, please download this form and send to: Hospice at Home, Woking Hospice, Hill View Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 7HW

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