Our mission & aims

Mission Statement

To provide a specialist palliative care service for patients with specific life-limiting illness living within the catchment area of North East Wales Trust and the border areas and to support their families in a caring environment.  This will be undertaken by a specialist trained multi-disciplinary team who will provide symptom control, assessment, terminal care, and on-going emotional support for relatives and carers, bereavement support, education and information.

Aims

  • To provide physical, emotional, spiritual and social care to the patients and their families in accordance with their needs
  • To provide the highest quality of health care in an appropriate and safe environment using a multi-professional team approach
  • To comply with and where possible to exceed National Standards for Palliative Care and Specialist Palliative Care
  • To develop collaborative working partnerships with Health and Social Care providers within the local health economy
  • To provide specialist care to patients 18 years and over, irrespective of gender, creed, religion or culture. Hospice care is free at the point of delivery to patients
  • To promote quality of life and manage symptoms effectively
  • To allow a natural and a dignified death in collaboration with a terminally ill patient and his/her family
  • To provide individualised care respecting dignity, privacy, confidentiality and Informed Choice
  • To provide 24-hour in-patient care, valuing patients’ rights to independence
  • To provide an active day unit focusing on the principles of rehabilitation and supportive care
  • To provide appropriate outpatient facilities to support patients in the community including:
    • Physiotherapy
    • Hydrotherapy
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Medical Out-patient Clinic
    • Complementary therapy
  • To provide a bereavement service for the family prior to and after the patient’s death and for children up to 19 years of age in the community experiencing bereavement
  • To provide education training, and motivate staff, including all volunteers, to an appropriate level of skill and expertise, to aim for the highest standards of care within the hospice and the community
  • To provide appropriate and adequate systems for supporting staff
  • To provide a combination of formal and informal advice to a wide range of health professionals via the Nightingale House Hospice 24 hour Advice Line
  • To provide an appropriate level of administration services to support the work of the hospice
  • To establish and maintain an effective fundraising team and strategy for sustainable service.
  • To maintain a well informed Board of Trustees