Peace Hospice Care in Watford has launched a new service that will deliver personalised care to patients within 48 hours of being referred.
Following a successful pilot, Peace Hospice Care in Watford has launched a Rapid Personalised Care Service (RPCS) to support patients at the end of life, fully funded by the NHS Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group. The service delivers packages of care to patients in South West Hertfordshire in their homes within 48 hours of referral to the service.
After the needs of the patients are assessed, an individualised plan of care is put in place for a period of up to 12 weeks.
Liz Kennedy, Community Services Manager at Peace Hospice Care, said: “This service allows us to begin a package of care within just 48 hours of referral, and that will have a huge impact on patients who are in their last few weeks of life.
“The personalised care we can provide will enable patients to stay safe and comfortable in their home, with visits from Healthcare Assistants up to four times a day from 7am to 11pm. It would also help to reduce unnecessary hospital visits. We know that people want to stay in their own homes at the end of life and we are pleased that we can help both them and their families in achieving that.
“We have seen great success so far, with the team making 88 visits to patients in their homes on the first day of the service. In the first full week we carried out 692 visits.”
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