At Bury Hospice we recognise that patients and their families need more than medical care and we are developing our services to provide emotional, spiritual and wellbeing support too.
We’re committed to making the journey for people who need our help as seamless and all-inclusive as possible and are particularly excited about the development of our complementary therapy service, which is dedicated to holistically looking after the person – and that is not just the patient but their family too.
Johanna Cohen, a former nurse on our inpatient unit runs the service and is passionate about the difference complementary therapy makes. For many people we look after, our complementary therapy service has already become an anchor they look forward to.
Our Hospice Educator provides internal education and support for our staff and volunteers in collaboration with other team members.
They deliver system wide training within the Living Well Centre and across the community focussing on care homes and collaborating with others to support health and social care providers in Bury to enable and empower others to care.
Meet Alexandra Leonards, Hospice Educator: “I joined Bury Hospice as the new Practice Educator. I have worked in the NHS for 26 years, spending the last 20 years in District Nursing, with the last 6 months in Tissue Viability Specialist Services. I am passionate about this new role and look forward to supporting the team in delivering the best possible care to our patients and their loved ones. I have been made to feel so welcome since day one and feel very lucky to part of such a caring, hardworking and dedicated team.”
To support families we have a Hospice Liaison service, which works across the community to support patients, families, professionals, and acts as a link between the Hospice and other healthcare settings across Bury.
By increasing knowledge about Hospice services, supporting timely access to our services and delivering Hospice care in other care settings this role enables us to be there for more people when it matters the most.
Meet Joanne Derby, Hospice Liaison Nurse: “I joined the Bury Hospice Team after 15 years working for the NHS. I am enjoying being part of a team that offered an extremely warm welcome and continue to support me as I find my way in my new role as Hospice Liaison Nurse. I am excited to use my skills as a Discharge Nurse at Fairfield Hospital to identify patients for the Hospice Inpatient Unit and our step down beds, assessing patients in their own homes and supporting CHC funding and discharge planning from the IPU to home, ensuring patients are supported with dignity and choice.”
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