PARTNERS SUPPORT STRONGER COLLABORATION BETWEEN LOCAL HOSPICES

Within Warwickshire, exciting work is underway with hospice providers (including Mary Ann Evans Hospice, Marie Curie, Myton Hospice, The Shakespeare Hospice and Shipston Home Nursing) to develop a collaborative approach across the hospice sector including access to patient services, clinical standards and the type of care available.
 
This important work is being supported by the Local Government Association (LGA) and South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust (SWFT) in conjunction with hospice care and hospice care providers with the aim of improving and extending services for patients at the end of their life and their families.
 
Collaboration between hospice care and hospice care providers will enable shared learning and consistency in core processes which will support future sustainability, resilience and ultimately improve the outcomes of patients and families. Working collaboratively will not impact on the hospices’ individual identities and culture. It will simply strengthen their ability to overcome common challenges and collectively make improvements to patient care and support options.
 
As part of this work, hospices will identify key areas where they will collaborate and work with the NHS, which will include a local strategy for palliative and end-of-life care.
 
Supported by the LGA and SWFT hospices and hospice care providers will be taking the lead in designing and helping to operationalise the new model. This more joined up approach is already having a positive impact, with hospices working together to respond to the current pressures and identifying opportunity to create capacity.

For further information please contact Katie Herbert, Integrated Lead Commissioner;

Katherineherbert@warwickshire.gov.uk 

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