Rossendale Hospice works in collaboration with other service providers as part of the Pennine Lancashire End of Life Strategy.
In July 2008, the Department of Health (DH) introduced an ‘End of Life Care Strategy – Promoting high quality care for all adults at the end of life.’ The strategy represents an important milestone for health and social care. It is the first comprehensive framework aimed at promoting high quality care across the country for all adults approaching the end of life. It also outlines a structure on which health and social care services can develop effective, high quality services. By supporting these underpinning principles, the Pennine Lancashire health and social care economy has developed a local End of Life Care Strategy designed to deliver a vision of high quality services developed around the needs of individuals and their families requiring End of Life Care, including support for their physical, psychosocial, emotional and spiritual needs.
The strategy has been developed in partnership, and after consultation, with a wide range of stakeholders including NHS East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (EL CCG), NHS Blackburn with Darwen Clinical Commissioning Group (BwD CCG), East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT), Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust (LCFT), Lancashire County Council (LCC), local hospices and third sector organisations. The collective philosophy of the strategy is one of equity of access and equality of care for all residents of Pennine Lancashire. The Pennine Lancashire footprint comprises the boroughs of Blackburn with Darwen, Hyndburn, Burnley, Ribble Valley, Pendle. and Rossendale.
End of Life services will be delivered by a range of providers working collaboratively to provide services based on the patient’s needs and preferences, to achieve a death that is in the place chosen by the patient. NHS East Lancashire CCG and NHS Blackburn with Darwen CCG already commission different aspects of palliative health care for a growing number of its residents through existing contracts. Lancashire County Council also commissions a number of services that support the delivery of integrated palliative and End of Life Care. Services will need to be commissioned across a number of different settings; patients own home, care homes, sheltered/extra care housing, hospices or hospitals. On some occasions they will also be needed in other locations such as hostels for the homeless and independent living homes for people with learning disabilities and mental health problems
For the purpose of this strategy End of Life Care involves:
• Adults with any advanced, progressive, incurable illness (e.g. advanced cancer, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cerebrovascular disease, chronic neurological conditions, dementia); advancing age and frailty.
• Care given in all settings (e.g. home, acute hospital, residential/care home, nursing home, hospice, community hospital and others).
• Care given in the last 12 months of life.
• Patients, carers and family members (including care given after bereavement).
• The population of Pennine Lancashire.
The Pennine Lancashire Integrated End of Life Strategy is here: Pennine Lancashire Integrated End of Life Strategy
The model for Palliative and End of Life Care is available to download below.End of Life Table
Our Rawtenstall Shop is re-opening today, Monday, 20 July!
We'll be back to business under the new normal and will be following Government guidelines to ensure our staff and customers' safety. Please note that we are still unable to accept donations to the shop. These can be delivered to our Haslingden Storage Unit (behind the shop) from the 20th July, on Mondays and Thursdays between 10am and 2pm. Please ring first before you come over on 01706 213056.
We look forward to seeing you back.
Join our first virtual quiz on Sunday 12th April at 8pm to raise money for the Hospice during COVID19. Get yourself a drink, sit back and play from the comfort of your sofa! It costs a mere £3 to enter, the participation fee will enable us to continue to support patients in their own homes during these unprecedented times. To participate click HERE Good luck!
Young entrepreneurs raise over £7k for hospice.
5 Valley schools raised a record amount for Rossendale Hospice in an entrepreneurial challenge.
The event, jointly organised by Rossendale Hospice supported by Baldwins and Alder Grange School, is in its 5th year. The five schools raised a combined total of £7,130.64 in this year’s ‘Youth Enterprise Challenge’.
The contest, launched in October last year, lasted 16 weeks and saw Year 9 & 10 teams from Alder Grange, The Valley Leadership Academy, Whitworth High, Haslingden High and Tor View school, all come up with enterprising initiatives to generate as much income as possible to be donated to the hospice.
Thank you to all the schools who took part and for the hardwork and effort that went into their fundraising.
Click HERE to view further details
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