Lincolnshire hospice brings its services to the High Street

Stamford hospice at home team are relocating from Stamford hospital to the purpose-built office space above the charity’s shop in Bourne.

The relocation comes after Stamford Hospital revealed their plans to make changes to the hospital site. The move to the Bourne shop is the first time that St Barnabas has used one of its 25 shops to support their care services.

Michelle Webb, Director of Patient Care for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, said:

“Working in partnership with our shops department provides an innovative approach to greater joint working within the Trust. It also allows us to put our nursing expertise on the high street and will help to increase the local community focus.

“We are hoping that the convenient location will mean that our team will be able to support members of the public directly and will offer an increased choice of services including welfare and benefits advice and support from the family support services team.”

The existing team will be working from the new site from December 2015. The Bourne location will also act as a ‘hot desk’ for other health and social care professionals and will support collaboration of palliative care services in the local community.

Michelle said: “Patient care will continue to be our priority and the move to Bourne will not change this. Our nurses will still be caring for the same patients in the same area and access to our services will greatly improve.

“We always welcome ways to work differently and more effectively and this venture offers the opportunity for further innovation in the community.”

The new telephone number for the Stamford Hospice at Home team is: 01778 394324 and Fax No: 01778 420707

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