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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

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.
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
  • 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
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”