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Going the extra mile!. A community engagement story Cath Baldry. West Lancs Southport & Formby Integrated Palliative Care Services . Working together with care homes. Six Steps programme. Gold Standards Framework. Education. LINK Nurse Scheme. Syringe driver Loan Scheme.

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Going the extra mile

Going the extra mile!

A community engagement story

Cath Baldry

West lancs southport formby integrated palliative care services

West Lancs Southport & FormbyIntegrated Palliative Care Services

Working together with care homes

Working together with care homes

Six Steps programme

Gold Standards Framework


LINK Nurse Scheme

Syringe driver Loan Scheme

End of Life facilitators

Rowena s story

Rowena’s story

  • RN from Philippines

  • Developed advanced cancer/multiple mets

  • Transferred from hospice to care home where husband worked.

  • Arrangements made for husband to have a room there so he could be at her side.

Community support

Community support

Faith community support

Faith community support

Family support

Family support

  • Mother & sister travelled to UK

  • Parish priest, Hospice, care home worked together to arrange visas

  • Regular contact with Dad through SKYPE

  • Philippino staff translated for family

Died aug 2011

Died Aug 2011

  • After visit from priest died peacefully

  • Staff remarked ‘she was lifted up to heaven on a cushion of love’

  • Priest returned to say prayers with Filipino community and staff

  • Community stayed with her overnight so she was not alone

  • Body embalmed and returned to care home

Keeping vigil

Keeping vigil



  • Funeral party walked through streets to church

  • ipod played traditional Filipino music

  • Friends and family read out poems & prayers she had chosen & written

  • Family at home joined funeral mass via SKYPE

The wake

The wake

Celebrating a life

Celebrating a life

Impact on care home staff

Impact on care home staff

“Made us aware of the need to know what

people want later in life, and if possible, to make it happen”

“The whole experience was emotional and humbling”

“I hope to carry what I have learned into my future work”

“So pleased with the way the community worked together”

“Recognised the importance of rites and customs”

What rituals customs would be important to this family

What rituals & customs would be important to this family?

And this

and this?

Have those conversations

Have those conversations!

Going the extra mile

www.mccn.nhs.uk or www.queenscourt.org.uk/spirit

What family rituals customs would be important to you

What family rituals &customs would be important to you?

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