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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

Technology in hospice care!

This week has been an interesting week and it is still only Wednesday! On Monday we had a group of our nursing staff attending a study session at the hospice to explore the possibilities of e-learning. Regardless of previous computer experience the group navigated through the registra
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Thank you!

This second week of the ‘blog’ has to start with a big thank you to everyone involved in the Ladies Midnight Walk on Saturday night, I have spent some time this afternoon reading some of the stars on the Memory Wall — messages that give us some insight into why people fund
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Caring for the carer.

The role of carer is often overlooked in terms of the responsibilities it brings and also the anxiety that can occur about the changes to existing roles, responsibilities and routines and also uncertainties about the future. Support for carers of our patients at Nightingale House is p
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Focusing the mind!

It is surprising how contributing to the hospice ‘clinical blog’ each week helps to focus my mind on the sort of information to share, in particular, the things you wouldn’t necessarily know about. Today has brought a number of new documents that need to be read and
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