Help shape fu­ture of hospice care

Com­mu­nity

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

Res­i­dents are be­ing in­vited to help shape the fu­ture of hospice care in the re­gion.

Hav­ing ex­panded ser­vices over the past year and with am­bi­tious plans to ex­ten­dit­sreacheven­fur­therin the fu­ture, Thor­peHall Hospice, in Longth­orpe, is in­tro­duc­ing a ser­vice user group called Im­pact to en­sure the views of pa­tients, car­ers and the com­mu­nity are heard.

Hospice direc­tor Jane Petit said: “As a na­tional char­ity Sue Ry­der has a board­oftrustees butIm­pact will bealo­cal group­work­ing specif­i­cally at Thorpe Hall. We will be look­ing to the group­to­provideuswith­a­p­a­tient and carer per­spec­tive on our ser­vices and plans.”

Aswell as at­tend­in­greg­u­lar month­ly­meet­ings, mem­bers of Im­pact may also be asked to get in­volved in the ap­point­ment of se­nior staff, at­ten­dance at in­ter­nal hospice meet­ings and on­go­ing train­ing.

A fact-find­ing meet­ing is be­ing held at Thorpe Hall Hospice on Oc­to­ber 13 at 11am. To come along email thor­pehall@suery­der.org.

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