Arthur Rank Hospice Community Team, Arthur Rank Hospice Charity
East of England
Arthur Rank Hospice Community Team comprises the Community Specialist Palliative Care and Hospice at Home (HaH) teams. This relatively small team, managing wide-ranging caseloads has a large impact across Cambridgeshire. The Community Team, and centralised triage service work closely to ensure that patients are transferred quickly and smoothly between services and psychological support as required. Nurses make home visits and provide valuable support and advice by telephone. The HaH overnight service cares for up to 50 patients a month, typically in their last two weeks of life. Their motto is “enabling our patients to live well and supporting their families to live on”. It is vital that family members know their loved ones have experienced a ‘good death’ to enable them to face life beyond the death of someone they love and remain a core part of their own community.
Nominated by: Heidi Allen MP and Rt Hon Stephen Barclay MP