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New End of Life Care Service

By 21st December 2017March 18th, 2019No Comments

Individuals at the end of their lives will be able to spend Christmas at home with their loved ones thanks to a new service being introduced by Sirona care & health.

Sirona’s End of Life care was rated “Outstanding” by Care Quality Commission inspectors and Jenny Theed, Director of Operations and Nursing, said Sirona is really pleased that they will be able to provide domiciliary care packages will further enhance their community nursing services.

Jenny said: “From Tuesday 12 December we are able to offer those at the End of their Life increased support to enable them to die at home, if that is their wish.

“The aim is to avoid people having to wait for an available package which is delaying their discharge from hospital or meaning they need to be admitted.”

The new team has been set up to bridge the gap in availability until the end of March as winter is always a particularly busy period; initially Sirona will have a pair of support workers offering multiple visits of three or four times a day to three or four individuals and plan to have two teams in place by January.

They will be delivering personal care to people who have been assessed as having a rapidly deteriorating condition and will be working alongside Sirona’s community teams and existing partners Marie Curie, St Peter’s Hospice and the Bristol Palliative Care Home support service where appropriate.

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