Hospices nominated for Nursing Times Awards

Categories: Care, Featured, and People & Places.

Dr Kershaw’s Hospice in Oldham has been nominated for three Nursing Times Awards.

The hospice’s Caring Hands service has been nominated in the Cancer Nursing and Nursing in the Community categories.

The Caring Hands service has been designed to work alongside other services provided by the District Nursing Team, Macmillan and Specialist Palliative Care Nurses and the Hospice at Home Team. Caring Hand’s health care assistants and care givers visit patients in their homes in teams of two to help with personal care, medication, positional changes, toileting, diet and hydration, and emotional support.

The charity has also been shortlisted in the Technology and Data in Nursing category for its work on improving patient care by allowing multiple users to have instant access to live electronic patient records.

Additionally St Nicholas Hospice Care in Suffolk has been nominated in two categories: Children’s Services and HRH Integrated Approaches to Care, for Life’s Questions, its programme to help children have conversations about death, dying and bereavement, and be able to support others experiencing grief.

There are several other nominations for care for the elderly and end of life care provision. The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted in the Care for Older People category for their frailty assessment unit. This follows Russells Halls Hospital’s recent GSF accreditation for their wards caring for elderly patients and people who’ve had a stroke or have coronary illness.

The North East Ambulance Service has been shortlisted in the Integrated Approaches to Care category, for its work with Macmillan on improving palliative and end of life care, which is helping to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions. Macmillan has previously provided specialist training to the London Ambulance Service.

Additionally Care UK has been nominated for an award for promoting dignity at the end of life in HM Prison Oakwood.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Nursing Times Awards, as well as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.

The winners will be announced on Wednesday 14 October 2020 at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

For more information visit Nursing Times

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