Palliative care – your views needed
Patients and residents in Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham and Westminster are being asked for their views on how well adult palliative care services are working across the three boroughs as part of an independent review launched in December.
The review aims to make improvements for patients, to make sure services are joined up and deliver effective and quality care.
NHS commissioners are launching an independent review of local adult palliative care services, which care for people with advanced progressive illnesses. These services include home support, day centre facilities and care provided at inpatient hospice units.
At CLCH we currently provide palliative care services at the Pembridge Hospice.
Penny Hansford, former Director of Nursing at St Christopher’s Hospice who has been appointed as the Independent Chair of the review, has said:
“I want to hear from local people, particularly people who have an experience of the current service, both patients and staff. I am passionate about palliative care services deliver the right care, in the right place, at the right time."
Recommendations from the review will be reported back to the Clinical Commissioning Groups involved.