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Title: Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust Medical Staff Induction Day


1
Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust Medical
Staff Induction Day
  • Palliative Care
  • at
  • New Cross Hospital

Dr Clare Marlow Dr Benoît Ritzenthaler Consultants
in Palliative Medicine
2
Definition of Palliative Care
  • Active total care of patients whose disease no
    longer responds to curative treatment,
  • Focusing on quality of life and
  • Integrating the
  • physical
  • psychological
  • spiritual
  • social aspects of care

3
Palliative care
  • Cancer and non-cancer
  • requires a collaborative (multi-professional)
    approach
  • follows the patient
  • Provided at home, in nursing homes, in
    residential care, in hospitals and in specialist
    units

4
The palliative care approach
  • is good clinical practice
  • informed by a knowledge and practice of
    palliative care principles
  • should be a component of health care available to
    all patients who need it

5
Hospital Support Specialist Palliative Care Team
  • 3 Specialist Palliative Care Nurses
  • 2 Consultants (sessional input) and 1 SpR in
    Palliative Medicine
  • 2 Specialist Occupational Therapists
  • 1 Palliative Care Social Worker
  • 2 Specialist Physiotherapists
  • The team is based in New Cross Hospital
  • and supported by a Team Co-ordinator

6
Why refer to the specialist palliative care
nurses?
  • Advice
  • For pain and symptom management
  • If complex psycho-social issues identified
  • Help with planning a complex discharge
  • Identification of patients who require specialist
    in-patient care within a hospice setting

7
Why refer to the palliative care social worker ?
  • Patients with palliative social care needs
  • To plan and organise social care after discharge
  • To assist with the transition into palliative
    care nursing homes
  • For financial advice for both patient and carers

8
Why refer to the specialist OT and
Physiotherapist ?
  • Give patients some autonomy back
  • Active rehabilitation may be key to best quality
    of life
  • For preparing a successful discharge home with
    appropriate equipment
  • Guiding family on practical issues for future care

9
Compton Hospice
10
Services provided by Compton Hospice
  • Home Care and Hospice at Home
  • Day Care
  • In-Patient Admissions for
  • Pain Symptom Control
  • Psychological Support
  • Respite
  • Rehabilitation
  • Terminal care
  • Bereavement Support

11
In-Patient Admissions at Compton Hospice
  • 22 Beds for catchment area of over one Million
    Population
  • Average Stay 14 Days
  • Waiting List operates
  • Highest needs for Specialist Care take priority
  • 60 Discharged, 40 Die in the Hospice

12
The Palliative Care Team
  • may be contacted on
  • Ext 5212
  • (Monday - Friday)
  • Advice can be obtained out of hours from the
  • On-Call Medical Team
  • via Compton Hospice
  • (0845 2255497)
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