End of life care
We aim to provide the best care for our patients who are thought to be in the last days of their life, and the people who are important to them.
Our approach is based around the acronym ‘CARING’ to provide an overview of the ways we seek to involve and care for loved ones during this difficult time.
C - Care planning: We will seek to involve patients in decisions about their care and treatment. This will help us develop an individualised plan of care focusing on their needs and wishes during this time. We would also like to invite you to be involved in this care planning.
A - Availability: There is always a member of staff available to talk to. Please let a member of staff know if you have any questions or concerns so we can help support you and your loved one through this difficult time.
R - Resources: We understand that spending time with your loved one at this difficult time may be important to you. We can provide fold-away beds should you wish to stay overnight with your loved one. We are also able to offer refreshments and a parking concessions pass for discounted parking.
I - Information: We will offer your loved one and those important to them information in an accessible and sensitive way, and ensure that you are kept updated when needed. There is written information available should you find this helpful.
N - Needs: You and your loved one are important to us. We will seek to involve you in decisions about their care and treatment, and to help us develop and agree a plan of care that is individual to them. Please let a member of staff know if you have any specific needs.
G - Guarantee: For all staff to care for you and your loved one with care, compassion and dignity.
Ward Charter for Care in the Last Days of Life
Our Ward Charter for Care in the Last Days of Life has been created to ensure that the best quality care is consistently delivered to our patients and the people who are closest to them.