Friday 08 July 2016

GHHC welcomes government's commitment to end of life care

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Garden House Hospice Care is committed to high quality palliative end of life care

In response to a government commissioned independent review ‘A Review of choice in end of life care’ the government made 6 commitments to the public to end variation in end of life care across the health system by 2020. 

The government made 6 commitments to the public to end variation in end of life care across the health system by 2020. 

These are:

  • honest discussions between care professionals and dying people
  • dying people making informed choices about their care
  • personalised care plans for all
  • the discussion of personalised care plans with care professionals
  • the involvement of family and carers in dying people’s care
  • a main contact so dying people know who to contact at any time of day

Commenting in response, Jayne Dingemans, Director of Patient Services, Garden House Hospice Care (GHHC).  

“GHHC is encouraged by the commitment proposed by the government, but recognises that there is still much work to be done to ensure sure that everyone gets access to the best available care and support at the end of their lives”

GHHC offers specialist care and support to patients at any stage of their journey. We endeavour to provide and recognise individual’s needs, we work closely with all local care providing organisations and the community to reach out to diverse groups across our community who are often over looked. Over the past year GHHC has made great strides in expanding access to their Day Services and supporting carers. 

The report highlights the work of East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group in regards to the New Care Models programme: Vanguard-Developing for the future of NHS & care services.  

GHHC is very pleased to have secured funding for two one-year education post’s to provide education in nursing home in East & North Herts. The proven programme will increase nursing staff confidence and their ability to support people who are at the end of their lives.

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“GHHC is encouraged by the commitment proposed by the government, but recognises that there is still much work to be done to ensure sure that everyone gets access to the best available care and support at the end of their lives”.