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Hospice in the Weald

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Meet the team

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Ensures day to day operational management integrity securing right staff right patient right service. Plans future staffing levels and provides operational expertise and interventions to prevent patients waiting to be seen. Also ensures all staff are intelligently equipped to deliver the best possible Hospice Palliative Care, creates educational and learning materials and audits outcomes of care.

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Provide expert advice on symptom control measures and medicines management to improve quality of life and end of life care. They supervise all hospice nursing care interventions and come alongside families and carers talking with and listening to patients about sensitive issues regarding their terminal illness, benefits and support available.

Sister

Assists in the daily co-ordination of care staff providing support to patients in their own homes (or care home) to ensure patients continue to achieve their preferred place of care. They act as a resource to other professions on Hospice Palliative care services and care issues, including physical, psychological, social, spiritual support and bereavement care.

Staff Nurse

As above but directed by the sisters providing direct care to patients by assessing needs, administering drugs, carrying out clinical care procedures and focusing on the needs of the patient their families and carers.

Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistants work with the Registered Nurses and Clinical Nurse Specialists  to follow agreed instructions on daily care requirements and assisting patients and families at night as and when needed.