Rehabilitative palliative care in practice

Examples of innovation and good practice in rehabilitative palliative care.

  • A care support professional with a woman who is using her walker
    Empowered Living Team Rehabilitation Volunteers
    The Empowered Living Team at St Joseph's Hospice is a project where trained volunteers provide rehabilitative support to patients in their own homes.
  • Enablement-focused Wellbeing Assistant roles
    St Wilfrid’s Hospice has redesigned the roles of its existing healthcare assistants to include provision of enablement, rehabilitation and holistic assessment to better meet patients’ needs in the most cost efficient way.
  • A selection of images from St Margaret's Hospice, including bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and living room.
    Independent living suites to support self-management and rehabilitation
    St Margaret’s Hospice has extend its inpatient units to include one-bedroomed self-contained flats (called Sunflower Suites).
  • Multidisciplinary First Contact Assessment Team
    St Joseph’s Hospice’s First Contact Team is a multidisciplinary model of triage and assessment, developed in response to a need to improve patient and carer access to all the hospice's services.
  • Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation Working Group
    St Christopher's Hospice recognised that rehabilitation cannot be something that allied health professionals do in isolation in the gym, but a rehabilitative approach needed to be embraced by all the multidisciplinary team. To this end they set up a Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation Working Group.
  • St Anne's Ward staff
    Nurse-led rehabilitative model of respite care
    St Joseph’s Hospice offers nurse-led respite support for patients booked for planned respite stays. At admission, each patient has a comprehensive assessment to establish their personal goals and priorities and to create a programme of support tailored to reflect these.

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