Highlighting all the services hospices offer
Most care is provided in own home
A BUCKS hospice will join forces with more than 100 others across the UK to raise awareness of their services.
This week is Hospice Care Week, which highlights what it is they do, as well as the care they offer to people at home.
The majority of hospice care in the UK is now delivered outside of hospices and in patients’ homes.
Rennie Grove and its founding charities Iain Rennie Hospice at Home and Grove House have been delivering hospice care at home and other community settings for almost 30 years, and last year cared for more than 3,000 patients and families in Bucks and Herts.
Iain Rennie Hospice at Home was one of the first organisations to provide end of life care for patients in their own homes, and what started as one man, Iain Rennie, who wanted to stay at home with his family, is now six teams of specialist care nurses delivering hospice at home care 24 hours a day.
Rennie Grove director of nursing and clinical services Sue Varvel said: “At Rennie Grove we don’t have a building with beds for our patients so our services are all delivered either in patients’ homes or at Grove House in St Albans.
“We assess our patients’ needs individually and work with them to develop a programme of care that gives them choice in how and where they receive their care.”
People are invited to follow the debate and find out more about hospice care by using #HospiceCareWeek on Twitter, or searching Hospice Care Everywhere on Facebook.
Go to www.renniegrove. org to find out more about Rennie Grove Hospice Care.
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