East Lindsey is to be given its biggest ever say in how the growing number of people living with life-limiting illnesses will be cared for in the future
St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice has launched a major campaign across the district to encourage its 140,000 residents to help them shape and improve end-of-life care across the district.
The community’s feedback will play a key role in the charity’s development of end-of-life care services in East Lindsey.
Feedback will be gathered via a short questionnaire which is available to complete on the charity’s website or a paper version can be collected from one of their shops in the East Lindsey area.
Jane Bake, Director of Service and Innovation for St Barnabas Hospice, said:
“This initiative is an important step in ensuring that St Barnabas and our end-of-life care partners get it right when it matters most. Our ambition is to tailor care and support that helps people to live well and to receive the care they deserve at the end of life.
“My elderly family live in East Lindsey and I have witnessed first-hand what works well in the area and where services could be improved. Together with our staff, volunteers, patients and the local community we will make changes where they are needed to enable us to stay at the forefront of best clinical practice in meeting the ever-increasing need of this community.”
St Barnabas is the principal provider of end-of-life care across East Lindsey and has run Louth Hospice on Grimsby Road since it first opened its doors to clients more than two years ago.
It is keen to explore the views of the local community and a number of feedback events have been planned throughout July and will take place in varying locations at the heart of the local community.
Jane said: “We recognise that ‘one size doesn’t fit all’ and the feedback we receive will assist in developing care that puts the individual at the centre of all we do; wherever they may reside. Working with others we will also ensure that the care provided is integrated and co-ordinated to avoid duplication and the waste of precious resources.
“Not only is it important that services work together we also need to work with the people and communities of East Lindsey to embrace their skills and abilities; together we can develop environments where people feel skilled and confident to support those around them.
She added: “Delivering excellent care that is safe and meets the needs of the people of East Lindsey will remain at the focus of our ambitions and be at the heart of everything we do.”
Visit www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk to complete the questionnaire and to find a full schedule of the planned feedback events in East Lindsey.
Access the questionnaire directly at http://stbarnabashospice.fluidsurveys.com/surveys/stbarnabaslinc/jane-bake/