New hospice service launches in Great Yarmouth

Categories: Care and People & Places.
Community nurse Pip Davis

St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich has launched a new service that will provide specialist palliative care to people in Great Yarmouth and Waveney .

The hospice is working with East Coast Community Healthcare to deliver a five year contract that will initially see services moving from a hospital-based to a community-based service with consultant-led support for six beds in Beccles Hospital.

The charity will also provide support at James Paget University Hospital in Great Yarmouth, where there isn’t a hospice, as well as community nurses and 24/7 advice and support via the hospice OneCall telephone line.  In addition day services will be implemented in various locations to give people more support in the community.

Mark Millar, Chief Executive at St Elizabeth Hospice said:

“This contract will help ensure that people in Great Yarmouth and Waveney can benefit from specialist palliative care giving them better options about how that care is delivered.  We are looking forward to working with ECCH and expanding hospice services for local people in the future.”

For more information visit St Elizabeth Hospice