Isabel Hospice

Funding a Palliative Care Support Worker

To enable terminally ill patients to die at home if they wish. PCSWs are different from other carers as they have palliative care training and the backup of the Hospice specialist teams. They provide care for patients and support families with practical help and information.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1046826)

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Campaign target

£10,000

Donations

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  • Sadly Dad passed away after a short battle with cancer. He was at home less than a week but within the short space of time your staff became invaluable to him and myself in helping us cope and understand what was happening. They provided us with so much support and care which was appreciated by Dad

    — Mrs Smith

  • Pat (PCSW) established immediate rapport with Mum and showed us how to make sure she was comfortable and at ease. We felt that everyone we came into contact with cared for Mum with skill and compassion and took a personal interest in seeing that Mum had the best end of life care she could.

    — Mrs Boyd

  • They entered our house like a family member, unobtrusively, and cared for our loved one as if they were their own.‚Äô

    — Family member

  • They entered our house like a family member, unobtrusively, and cared for our loved one as if they were their own.’

    — Family member

  • Sadly Dad passed away after a short battle with cancer. He was at home less than a week but within the short space of time your staff became invaluable to him and myself in helping us cope and understand what was happening. They provided us with so much support and care which was appreciated by Dad

    — Mrs Smith

  • Pat (PCSW) established immediate rapport with Mum and showed us how to make sure she was comfortable and at ease. We felt that everyone we came into contact with cared for Mum with skill and compassion and took a personal interest in seeing that Mum had the best end of life care she could.

    — Mrs Boyd

Situation

To increase the confidence of the patient and family when dealing with issues that may arise whilst caring for a dying patient at home. By providing hands on care and sharing techniques with family members, the PCSWs are usually able to prevent unnecessary, distressing hospital admissions

Solution

Their specialist palliative care knowledge and ability to respond quickly mean the PCSWs can help families and patients increase their confidence and reduce their anxiety when caring for their loved one, enabling them to be cared for at home at the end if that is what they want. Families are also comforted to know that they are carrying out their loved one’s wishes.