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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. Definition of Palliative Care.

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royal wolverhampton hospitals nhs trust medical staff induction day

Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS TrustMedical Staff Induction Day

Palliative Care

at

New Cross Hospital

          • Dr Clare Marlow
          • Dr Benoît Ritzenthaler
  • Consultants in Palliative Medicine
definition of palliative care
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
palliative care
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

the palliative care approach
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
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

Hospital Support Specialist Palliative Care Team
why refer to the specialist palliative care nurses
Why refer to the specialistpalliative 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
why refer to the palliative care social worker
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
why refer to the specialist ot and physiotherapist
Why refer to the specialist OTand 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
services provided by compton hospice
Services provided byCompton Hospice
  • Home Care and Hospice at Home
  • Day Care
  • In-Patient Admissions for:
    • Pain & Symptom Control
    • Psychological Support
    • Respite
    • Rehabilitation
    • Terminal care
  • Bereavement Support
in patient admissions at compton hospice
In-Patient Admissions atCompton 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
the palliative care team
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)