A local service that supports people with their final wishes celebrates its first anniversary.
Palliative Care in Partnership (PCiP) provides end of life care for people who want to spend their last days and weeks at home.
The service is a collaboration between the End of Life Partnership, Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP) and St Luke’s Hospice in Cheshire.
PCiP are committed to providing timely and high quality care for patients, working with them, their families and other services to ensure that the wishes of the patient are fulfilled during the end of life.
Alison Clifford, Project Lead at the End of Life Partnership, said: “We have had some fantastic feedback for the service, particularly for the staff that works above and beyond to support their patients. “We look forward to developing the service further, expanding it to reach different groups of patients and offering a wider range of support in the future.”
Tony Mayer, Associate Director for CCICP, added: “The service is a great example of how different organisations can work together to deliver the care and support for patients and carers when it most needed.”
Some of the feedback for the service included;
Continuity of Care
One of my patients was admitted to hospital and the PCiP Coordinator kept her care package open, liaising with the ward herself and was able to reinstate the care on discharge. This meant a seamless discharge without delay for the patient. The PCiP team are highly trained in end of life and palliative care offering continuity of care and choice to patients and those important to them.
Professional, Patient and Carer Experience
Feedback from patients and families has been very positive and even those reluctant to accept help have reported great benefit from a lovely group of staff who are trained and experienced in end of life care.
For further information specifically about Palliative Care in Partnership, please contact Alison Clifford or Catherine Morgan-Jones via email on Alison.Clifford@eolp.org.uk or Catherine.Morgan-Jones@eolp.org.uk.
To find out more about the work of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership please visit cwp.nhs.uk/services-and-locations/services/central-cheshire-integrated-care-partnership/, The End of Life Partnership please visit eolp.org.uk and St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice please visit slhospice.co.uk.