Glasgow and Lothian Partnership Case Study: Getting people home with the support they need

October 7, 2015

Source: Marie Curie

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Date of publication: September 2015

Publication type: Case Study

In a nutshell: The Marie Curie Fast-track Service offers short day and evening visits at home to provide health and personal care to people living with a terminal illness in Glasgow and Lothian. The service is for people nearing the end of their lives who are at risk of admission as well as those in hospital needing more care before discharge.

Length of publication: 2 pages

 


Carmarthenshire Partnership Case Study: A flexible service tailored to patients’ needs

October 7, 2015

Source: Marie Curie

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Date of publication: September 2015

Publication type: Case Study

In a nutshell: Marie Curie is delivering a tailored, flexible multi-visit service in Carmarthenshire to meet the needs of patients, their families and carers. Marie Curie set up a multi-visit service model, delivered by Healthcare Assistants, coordinated by Senior Nurses and supported by Registered Nurses. This also included an out-of-hours service.

Length of publication: 2 page


Fife Partnership Case Study: Tailored care and support for people at home

October 7, 2015

Source: Marie Curie

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Date of publication: September 2015

Publication type: Case Study

In a nutshell: The Marie Curie Fife Service provides tailored palliative care and support at home for people living with a terminal illness and their families. This is made possible by working with NHS Fife and Fife Council, as well as voluntary and private organisations. Working with local services, GPs and district nurses, the Marie Curie Fife Service offers tailored care to people with any terminal illness. This includes nursing care at home, personal care after discharge from hospital, emotional support and practical information. The service can prevent crisis hospital admissions and help those in hospital be discharged more quickly.

Length of publication: 2 pages

 


Increasing the number of people from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background accessing palliative care services

September 3, 2015

Source: NHS Improving Quality

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Date of publication: August 2015

Publication type: Case study

In a nutshell: In September 2012, Marie Curie employed a keyworker at its Cardiff and the Vale hospice to work with people in local Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities to improve awareness of palliative care and to increase access.

Length of publication: 3 pages

 


Triggers for palliative care

July 10, 2015

Source: Marie Curie

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Date of publication: June 2015

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: The new report, Triggers for Palliative Care, highlights some of the key reasons people with conditions other than cancer are failing to access palliative care. It cites uncertain disease trajectories and a shortage of research as well as a lack of understanding of what palliative care can offer as some of the barriers. Recommendations include better resourcing from government,  better coordinated care,  improved understanding of palliative care within organisations, and a call for more research.

Length of publication: 44p.

 


Changing the conversation: Care and support for people with a terminal illness now and in the future

May 14, 2015

Source: Marie Curie

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Date of publication: April 2015

Publication type: report

In a nutshell: Marie Curie want to change the conversation about terminal illness in order not to fail vulnerable people when they need Marie Curie the most. Marie Curie believes the conversation needs to move on urgently to meet the growing challenges as the post-war generation moves beyond retirement age.

Length of publication: 16p.

 


How community-based nursing in Scotland can ease the pressure on the NHS

February 5, 2015

Source: Marie Curie Cancer Care

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Date of publication: February 2015

Publication type: Blog

In a nutshell: This blog from Diana Hekerem comments on the shifting of resources from acute services into the community in order that people can be cared for at home if they have no clinical need to be in hospital. The blog highlights the Marie Curie Nursing Service community-based models of care which have supported patients to spend their final weeks at home in a hospice; facilitated safe and timely discharge and offer general nursing and emotional support.