Lincolnshire Hospice wins prestigious Carers Quality Award

Picture from left to right: Marie Cottam – Carers Quality Award Project Support Worker, Sue Carter – Ward Manager for St Barnabas, Julie Goy – Quality Development Lead for Every-One, Ruth O’Melia – Community Liaison Manager for St Barnabas, Chris Wheway – Chief Executive for St Barnabas

Following their application, St Barnabas Hospice Inpatient Unit and Day Therapy Centre in Lincoln have been accredited with the Lincolnshire Carers Quality Award – ‘You Care – We Care’

The St Barnabas Hospice Inpatient Unit and Day Therapy Centre in Lincoln have impressed the Carers Quality Award panel with their commitment to supporting carers needs, and has been given the ‘You Care – We Care’ award on 10th July 2017.

The ‘You Care – We Care’ award ensures that the profile of unpaid carers in Lincolnshire is raised, and the invaluable and essential contribution they make is recognised. This enables carers to live fulfilling lives, combined with their caring roles.

Ruth O’Melia, Community Liaison Manager for St Barnabas Hospice, said:

“We are delighted to have achieved this accreditation for the In-Patient Unit on Nettleham Road, and Day Therapy Centre on Hawthorn Road in Lincoln. It goes to show the amazing work that our Hospice staff and volunteers put in each day to help people care for their loved ones.

“I am very proud that we are able to empower families and carers to support loved ones living with a terminal or life-limiting illness. We want to ensure that these people feel as comfortable and in control as they can, during what is a very difficult time of their lives.”

St Barnabas supports carers through their services including financial help through the Welfare Team, counselling from the Family Support Team, practical advice from the Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists and support from the Spiritual Support and Wellbeing Team.

Julie Goy, Carer’s Quality Award Lead at Every-One, issuer of the award, said:

“It has been an absolute pleasure to work with St Barnabas, and I am delighted to hand over this award to them.

“It’s about the journey, not just the recognition, and St Barnabas very much deserve the award after all the hard work which has been put in.”

For further details about services, please contact St Barnabas Hospice at enquiries@stbarnabashospice.co.uk or on 01522 511 566.

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