Palliative and end of life care: information for health and social care professionals

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Services for patients in Hambleton and Richmondshire

In April 2017, a new end of life service was launched in Hambleton and Richmondshire through a partnership between the former NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG, Herriot Hospice Homecare, St Teresa’s Hospice, terminal illness charity, Marie Curie, and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Under this scheme, patients receive day time care at home, overnight care, additional equipment at home and supported admission into end of life care in a step-up/step down bed. These beds were introduced as a result of the ‘Transforming our Communities’ consultation.

Eligible patients are those who are assessed to be in the last few weeks of life, or whose condition is rapidly deteriorating. They must be under the care of a GP in Hambleton and Richmondshire.

We have produced a helpful leaflet on the new end of life care service, here.