Hospice launches new clinics to bring care closer to communities

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The hospice has opened the clinics at well-established medical centres in Smethwick and South Birmingham, making its services more accessible to individuals and families living with terminal conditions.

The satellite clinics are part of a new approach to hospice care, aimed at improving accessibility, reach and choice for individuals and their families, loved ones and carers. The hospice now has four such clinics across the city, with the first two having opened in August last year.

Sharon Hudson, community team leader at Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice, said:

“Our satellite clinics are a really effective way of reaching more individuals who may not be aware of hospice care or want to access care within their own community. After a positive start for our Sparkbrook and Bartley Green clinics, we have seen that offering services  in the heart of local communities helps us support more people, ensuring that less miss out on vital end of life care.” 

“At our satellite clinics, we have expert teams of clinical nurse specialists who can provide a wide range of services, including physical, social and psychological advice, symptom management, and family and carer support.”

Tina Swani, chief executive at the hospice, said:

“Unfortunately, there are too many individuals dying alone, unsupported or with avoidable symptoms, unaware of the difference hospice care could offer them.  At Birmingham St Mary’s, our mission is to provide hospice care for all and we are working  to create a future where the best experience of living is available to everyone leading up to and at the end of life.”

“Our satellite clinics are an innovative solution to expand expert services into more local communities, helping us to bring hospice care closer to the people who need it.”

For more information visit Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice

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