Arthur Rank Hospice launches new specialised community service

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Arthur Rank Hospice Charity and Norfolk Hospice Tapping House are working together to provide a new specialist palliative care service supporting people at home.

The Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre, a service offered by Arthur Rank based at North Cambs Hospital in Wisbech, has launched the Community Specialist Palliative Care Service. This nursing service supports those with a life-limiting illness within their own homes, ensuring integrated care through close work between the Treatment Centre, the Hospice at Home team, GPs, District Nurses and wider community services.

The service will be available to patients who are registered with a GP practice within the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group, predominantly those practices in Wisbech.

A part time Clinical Nurse Specialist has been recruited and will be in post by September 2019. In the meantime, the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre is triaging the calls and support depending on clinical priority.

The centre has recently had its home at North Cambs Hospital expanded and redeveloped, and also provides clinical treatments, day therapy, bereavement and family support, and complementary therapy for local residents who are living with a life-limiting illness. Current inpatient provision is provided to three specialist palliative care beds.

The Norfolk Hospice continues to provide day therapy, bereavement support, and family and carer support for any patient living locally who requests it.

For more information visit Arthur Rank Hospice Charity