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

Planning Ahead

This week the newsletter from the Dying Matters campaign landed on my desk and made a very interesting read. For those of you unfamiliar with Dying Matters, it is a national campaign that encourages everyone to think ahead and to consider talking about their thoughts, feelings and wis
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Sharing and supporting: advice for carers

It has been great over the last couple of weeks to have some feedback regarding the new blog and also a very kind offer of working together with others to develop the content and information we share. I was contacted by one particular gentlman, Cameron, who has experience of being a c
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Day unit steps back in time

Throughout the year, our day unit team plans a number of activities, outings and events for the patients attending. These can range from seasonal shopping trips, which are of particular interest to patients who are otherwise unable to leave their home, to IT skills/activities supporte
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Teamwork supports Nurses for the future

Teamwork supports Nurses for the future The education of Nurses takes many forms and, with an ongoing agreement with Glyndwr University, Nightingale House is delighted to be able to contribute towards the education of Nurses through it’s short term placement of students. Student
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