Time to Shine featuring Whiston

Last week we invited Pallaborative North West members to share their news or blogs regarding quality improvement, clinical audits, educational activities etc. We are delighted that the Whiston team has been the first to respond with some great news about their work in ED

Sue Howarth, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Palliative Care writes

” Over in Whiston we have a dedicated Clinical Nurse Specialist in Palliative Care working in ED Monday to Friday 9am-5pm funded from winter pressures money for 12 months. I started in post at the end of February 2022 and up to now have seen nearly 150 patients through the new service.

The aim is to assess, plan and treat patients with palliative care needs quickly in the ED. We are proud to be there at the front door to offer specialist advice and support to patients and carers. We have the ability to see patients early and turn patients around if possible. We are involved in decision making with other specialist teams and we feel it is working well. We have had great feedback so far from the department.”

This is a great initiative – congratulations to Sue and the team at Whiston. It is really interesting to hear the funding source used to develop this quality improvement service.

Please feel free to contact Sue if you would like more information or to share ideas. You can do this through chair@pallaborative.org.uk

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