Giving choice when it matters
We know that most people in their final days of life would choose to die peacefully and with dignity in their own home, among those who are important to them. However, the fear of distressing symptoms and worries about the physical and emotional demands being placed on carers, relatives or friends, often results in people going into hospital to die.
The Rowans Hospice at Home service aims to offer additional support at this crucial time in people's lives to enable them to stay at home, avoid hospital admission, facilitate hospital discharge and receive high quality end of life care.
The team also provides support in “crisis management” situations for those patients who have deteriorated and are without care packages.
Referrals to the service can be made by any Health/Social Care professional following consent of the patient and family, GP or Community Nurse.
The service is available 365 days a year and offers patients and carers access to specialised advice and nursing visits on a 24 hour basis. The team is made up of experienced Qualified Nurses and Health Care Support Workers who have all received training in end of life care.
The team aims to:
- Provide planned, supportive visits to enable person centred care within the home
- Provide support during 'a crisis' to enable patients to stay at home
- Promote dignity and peace for those who are dying and their families/carers
- Provide specialised advice on symptom control and the management of distress to include spiritual and psychological support
- Support to patients in Residential/Nursing homes who were referred to Specialist Palliative Care services for complex care/treatment needs.
For more information about this service, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
call the Clinical Secretary 023 9223 8542