The J's Hospice

12 Weeks of Specialist Nursing Care

The J’s Hospice provide a unique community based service for patients aged 16-40 transitioning from a children’s hospice, or diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. This is filling a large gap in the health service, as neither children’s nor adult hospices are able to meet their needs effectively

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1099562)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£6,000

Amount raised

£5,260

Donations

16

    Category

    Helping

Location

Situation

Our Specialist Nurses manage a regime of palliative care services that are young adult focussed, ensuring the patient is at the centre of the decision making by : establishing a bespoke care plan tailored to their needs; drawing together the clinical, psychological, educational, social and spiritual needs not only of the patient but also of the family and carers; and liaising with local Hospital Consultants, Specialists, GPs, Social Services, Special Needs Services and Community Care Providers

Solution

The J’s Specialist Nurse (JSN) will offer hospice and respite care services in the home, to maximise quality of life, health and independence. The Specialist Nurse will deliver significant interventions and symptom control, avoiding distressing hospital admissions. They will assist with patients’ Preferred Place of Care choices, focusing on the specific needs of young adults with complex long term conditions, with the skill and specialist knowledge not found anywhere else in the sector