Nightingale House Nurse Bannner

Clinical Blog

Welcome to the new ‘clinical blog’ of Nightingale House Hospice.

This is an exciting development for our clinical team, I like to think of it as a ‘day in the life of’ or a ‘fly on the wall’ addition to our usual website services information.

This blog will be updated at least twice a week and hopefully more often to share with you the inside story of the types of activities our team are involved in each day, supporting our patients and their families. Often there are anecdotes or events that we don’t get chance to share in our newsletters or stories in the local press, so this new ‘blog’ will mean you get an up to date insight into our day to day life at the hospice.

As I’m new to writing in this way, please feed back any comments and also any general questions about our services you may have and I will do my best to respond in future posts.

I hope you will soon look forward to reading it as much as I know I will enjoy writing it!

Tracy Livingstone
Director of Nursing

Important reminders

This week I have been reminded once again about the important things that really make a difference to the patients and families in our care, which sometimes are not necessarily the things we think about first as health professionals. I received a thank you card for the team from a fam
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Patients and carers working together

On Monday last week I spoke to members of the Neurological Alliance Wrexham (NAW) Group about advanced care planning. We talked about both the Liverpool Care Pathway and the Integrated Care Priorities document that is used in Wales. The NAW was established because some people who are
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Family-centred Care

This has been a busy week at the Hospice. We’re looking ahead and planning for the final three months of the year. One activity that takes a great deal of planning and organising is the ‘Release’ child bereavement support group overnight stay each year. All aspects o
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Executive box for lucky patient

Last week saw a very special occasion for one gentleman on our in-patient unit. We received a telephone call from the Ruabon based company Morgan Technical Ceramics (a local branch of Morgan Advanced Materials) offering one of our patients tickets to the Tuesday evening football match
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