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The care we provide

Educating our staff End Of Life Care Team

We recognise that good End of Life Care is the responsibility of everyone caring for people and their loved ones at this time in their lives.

Our End of Life Care team (pictured right) is responsible for delivering education, training and support to staff so that they can better understand and respond to the needs of people going through such difficult times. From doctors and ward nurses to porters, ward clerks and bereavement staff, our specialists provide important education across our hospitals and work closely with other organisations such as Wirral Hospice St John's and Social Services to make sure that appropriate support and information is readily accessible.

 

The care we provide WEB Team

We understand that the care and support provided to patients with a life limiting illness and their families or carers is crucially important.

Our team of compassionate and highly skilled Specialist Palliative Care Consultants collaborate with Integrated Specialist Palliative Care Nurses (employed by Wirral Community Foundation Trust) to help these patients and their families to cope with their condition and treatment of it. 

The dedicated team (pictured right) works with nursing and medical staff on our wards to control pain and other symptoms, whilst offering important emotional support, relevant information, referrals and signposting at what can be a very distressing time. 

Access to the Palliative Care service is on the basis of need not diagnosis. If you have an advanced progressive condition that requires specialist palliative care, a referral will be made by the doctors or nurses providing your treatment. The Palliative Care service can:

  • Provide support early in the course of an illness in conjunction with other treatments
  • Provide relief from pain and other distressing symptoms
  • Arrange emotional and spiritual support
  • Assist patients to live as actively as possible for the rest of their lives
  • Support families to cope during a patient’s illness and in their own bereavement
  • Provide support to cancer specific multidisciplinary teams
  • Provide an education programme for hospital and community staff and colleagues

The Palliative Care team also holds outpatient clinics and is able to undertake home visits to help patients who wish to, to return home. 

 

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