Sue Ryder has this week launched its new service designed to give more people needing palliative care, along with their carers, 24/7 access to practical, emotional and coordinated support.
The new service called the Sue Ryder South Oxfordshire Palliative Care Hub will expand the care from the current Sue Ryder Nettlebed location to the community and will enable far more people access to services, and improve choices for people who may not be in the original hospice footprint.
The Hub offers palliative care advice, short-term personal care visits and emotional support for individuals with a life-limiting condition and their families. Sue Ryder will work with local care providers, district nurses, the ambulance service and other health and social care professionals to coordinate and provide planned care and crisis support for individuals. The Hub is here to help, support, sign-post, arrange care and provide expert palliative care advice for patients, families and professionals.
Holly Spiers, Sue Ryder, Director of Hospices & Fundraising comments:
“This pilot is about the future direction of our services across South Oxfordshire and supports the organisation’s Hospice and Fundraising strategy to deliver more care to more people. Over the last few months we have been working with the local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and other healthcare providers to understand the need for end of life care across South Oxfordshire. We will be measuring the impact of the new service and reporting regularly to the CCG and stakeholders.
“The new Sue Ryder South Oxfordshire Palliative Care Hub is just the start of the new exciting plans. At Sue Ryder we also plan to grow our volunteer base to support care in patients’ homes, along with our other holistic services including family support and therapies. We would like to reassure everyone that we will continue to provide our outstanding care from Nettlebed during the pilot and we are not stopping our current services.”