Hospice Virtual Ward expands to help more people stay at home with dignity

Hospice Virtual Ward expands to help more people stay at home with dignity
4th August 2022 c360admin

 

St Helena Hospice works closely with Bluebird Care Colchester and Tendring to provide free of charge personal care at home for people thought to be in their last 12 weeks of life, helping with their hygiene needs such as washing and mouth care, as well as providing support to the family at a difficult time.

 

Thanks to funding from East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT), St Helena has recruited four more Virtual Ward healthcare assistants to expand the service, increasing its ‘bed’ capacity by four, meaning the team can now twice a day support 12 people with a prognosis of less than four weeks of life (formerly less than two weeks).

 

Read more here: https://www.sthelena.org.uk/news-and-stories/latest-news/hospice-virtual-ward-expands-to-help-more-people-stay-at-home-with-dignity