We love sharing our specialist knowledge with groups in the community and in the hospital to try and ensure that end of life care is a priority and is always delivered with dignity and compassion.
Trinity made local headlines as one of the first healthcare providers to test the Telesolutions programme with Blackpool Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Our community nurses used new technology to link consultants based at Trinity with patients and specialist nurses out in the community. Using tablet computers and iPads the team tested this new method of consultation to give patients with life-limiting illnesses better access to professionals in a more efficient way. While remote contact will never replace face- to-face, the trial showed that technology helped a consultant to connect with more patients.
Drop in on Dementia partnership
A service to help people worried about their memory or residents diagnosed with dementia - The Fylde Coast Dementia Hub - was launched with help from Trinity. It is a ‘one-stop shop’ for information, advice and practical support and a joint initiative between Clifton Hospital, Blackpool and Fylde & Wyre Dementia Action Alliances, Trinity Hospice and Lancaster University, supported by many other organisations. There are currently over 10,000 people in Lancashire who have been diagnosed with dementia – and many more ‘unseen’ sufferers.
Find out more information about the Fylde Coast Dementia hub at their website here: thefyldecoastdementiahub.org
For research enquiries please contact:
Anita Griggs, Palliative Care Research Practitioner