St Clare hospice is now offering home care seven days a week

St Clare Hospice director of patient care Louise Cameron, centre front, with the Hospice at Home team

St Clare Hospice director of patient care Louise Cameron, centre front, with the Hospice at Home team

First published in News
Last updated
East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter - Epping Forest

A hospice has launched a seven-day a week home care service.

St Clare Hospice in Hastingwood Road, Hastingwood, launched Hospice at Home yesterday, which provides patients end-of-life care in their homes.

The service has been extended from five days a week thanks to grant funding from West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group and is available from 8am to 8pm every day, with patients receiving between one and three visits depending on their requirements.

St Clare's director of patient care Louise Cameron said: "Many people would prefer to be cared for at home during the last few weeks of their lives but in the past that has not always been possible due to a lack of resources.

“We can make a huge difference to our patients and their families by helping avoid unnecessary hospital admissions and out-of-hour crisis calls, enabling them to spend their last days at home even when their symptoms are difficult to manage.”

The hospice at Home service is available to anyone over 18 with a life-limiting condition registered with a west Essex GP.

The hospice has also launched St Clare Community Friends which is a volunteer scheme in which people will offer support to hospice users by helping with practical tasks such as shopping or dog walking.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree