Horizon Scanning and Planning for the Future

Tracy-and-HeatherYesterday saw Nightingale House host an important event for hospices across North Wales.

Heather Richardson, National Clinical Lead for Help the Hospices, has also served as as the Executive Lead on the Commission into the Future of  Hospice Care. As part of our Trustee Programme, Heather was invited to Nightingale House to present the findings from the Commission and the potential future demand for hospice services, along with the opportunities and challenges this may bring for individual hospices.

We were joined by senior staff and board members from other North Wales Hospices to hear Heather’s presentation and, also, a presentation by Mr Trefor Jones CVO CBE, on the model of nurse led care developed and delivered in St Kentigern’s Hospice in St Asaph.

Access to this type of information is crucial to Trustees and senior managers when planning for the future and, similary, is vital for patients and their families in terms of expressing preferences for future care, support needs or advanced care planning.

On Monday 15th July, Nightingale House will provide an information day for patients and carers to find out about the range and type of services available here and how our service works alongside community teams, such as General Practitioners and District Nurses. Come along between 10am and 12noon on Monday to find out more.

On the afternoon of Monday 15th July, Vicky, our Occupational Therapist, will provide hints and tips about how to manage fatigue and how planning activities to conserve energy can help you to reach important goals. For more information on any of our sessions please contact our Day Unit Team on 01978 316 800.

 

Tracy Livingstone
Director of Nursing

 

Director of Nursing