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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust is committed to high quality supportive, coordinated, individualised care for patients and those important to them, at the end of life.
Our hospital Palliative Care team is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide holistic care, advice and support across the Trust. The team take an individual approach to care, offering help in managing complex symptoms and providing psychological, social and spiritual support.
The End of Life Care Fund supports the SUPPORT Project which aims to raise the profile of end of life care support across the Trust and recognises that all staff, whatever their role, are able to offer simple, practical things with kindness and compassion at the most distressing of times.
As part of the SUPPORT project the fund also allows the team and colleagues across the Trust to work on innovative projects that further enrich the care they can offer to patients, their families and loved-ones.
- the Peony Room; a quiet and safe place where the families and loved-ones of patients who are nearing the end of their lives can take a break from the ward environment, have some refreshments, rest and reflect.
- Carer’s packs; for relatives and loved-ones offering a small selection of overnight toiletries with the aim to make overnight stays a little easier.
We believe that palliative and end of life care is important, and we welcome any support with our projects that can further support and enhance the care we provide.
Thank you for your support.
The End of Life Care Fund is part of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Charity and aims to enhance the care given to patients receiving palliative and end of life care in our hospitals, their families and loved-ones.
The Peony Room at Worcestershire Royal Hospital is a dedicated relatives’ room where the families and loved-ones of patients who are nearing the end of their lives can take a break from the ward environment. The Charity, with your support, has helped to furnish the room and provide the all-important refreshments for relatives and loved-ones.
On the opening of the Peony room, Avril Adams, Lead Nurse Specialist Palliative and End of Life Care team said: “We are delighted to be able to introduce the new Peony room for the relatives of some of our seriously ill patients. Death and dying is very difficult to deal with, but helping patients and those people important to them at their time of greatest need is hugely important to us. Providing these new facilities demonstrates our dedication to supporting our patients and the people most important to them at one of the most distressing of times. Our patients often worry about how their loved ones are coping even when they are receiving treatment, the new facilities will help bring great comfort to our patients that we are providing holistic care for people most important to them too.”
Sophie Burt, Head of Fundraising and Community Development for Worcestershire Acute Hospitals charity added: “Our charity is committed to providing those added extras that improve the experience for everyone using or providing services. We are thrilled that we are able to support such a fantastic project, which not only focuses on putting patients first but also helps to improve the experience of the people most important to them. We would like to thank all of our supporters for their donations, of both money and items, for a project that makes a real difference to our patients.”
There are already plans underway to transform space at the Alexandra Hospital, Redditch to offer the same support as the Peony room.
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