Our care is about giving people choices.
The aim is to provide emotional, practical, financial and social support for patients as well as their families and carers. This may include information on how health and social care is funded (including personal healthcare budgets/direct payments), residential/nursing home care, community activities and welfare rights.
It provides the opportunity for discussion of any concerns that the patients or carers may have and to support them to make informed decisions and choices about the care and support they may need. For example, it may involve suggesting resources and services to help adults in supporting children where someone close to them has died or has been diagnosed with a life limiting illness.
They work collaboratively with other our other services, including our Inpatient Unit, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Complementary Therapists, Counselling and Emotional Wellbeing, Hospice at Home and Volunteer services. They will also liaise with other providers of care such as the Community Macmillan Team, District Nurses and other care agencies.
Our social worker can offer:
We provide specialist care for those diagnosed with a life-limiting illness and their families. We're here for you.
We want to make it as easy as possible for palliative patients to access the right support, quickly and efficiently, with just one call.