Hospice care isn’t confined to a hospice building. Our nurses provide face to face support for patients across the Fylde Coast community. It means we are often out on the road!
Hospice care extends way beyond the hospice buildings. You’ll find our Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) team at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, in local community hospitals and visiting patients in their own homes.
But wherever they are, one thing’s certain – Trinity’s Community Nurse Specialists always act as an advocate for patients, helping them access the highest quality of care at the time when they need it most.
How can the Trinity CNS team help?
They are all experienced palliative care nurses with the knowledge and skills to provide patients with support and advice on a range of topics, from complex symptom management to spiritual and psychological care.
That can include:
- Expert guidance about medications that may be more effective to alleviate symptoms such as pain, nausea or breathlessness
- Complex psychological and emotional support for patients and their families
- Advising patients, family and carers, helping them make decisions about the future.
- Working alongside a patient’s wider care team (GP, District Nurse, Consultant) to make sure they are receiving the best possible ‘joined up’ care.
- Assessing if patients and relatives would benefit from Trinity’s other services, such as the Day Therapy Unit, In Patient Unit, Complementary Therapy and Counselling at the Linden Centre.
- Referral to other providers if needed, for example, social services, occupational therapy, physiotherapy or benefits advice.
- Educating other local health care professionals to help them better support the patients they are caring for.