Leeds Teaching Hospitals firmly believe that end of life care is everybody’s business. Kindness and compassion are part of our core values but there are also simple, practical things that hospital staff can do to support the relatives and carers of those patients approaching the end of their lives. The Hospital Specialist Palliative Care Team know that small things can make a huge difference at such a difficult time and with that in mind, the SUPPORT campaign aims to raise awareness of the things they can do to make the relatives experience a little bit easier, from offering care parking permits, comfort care packs and open visiting to providing refreshments and explaining where to get something to eat.
What the Hospital Specialist Palliative Care Team do
The HSPCT provides a service seven days a week to patients at all acute hospital sites across Leeds (Leeds General Infirmary , St James’s University Hospital , Chapel Allerton and Wharfedale Hospitals). We work with the ward doctors and nurses to improve physical comfort (such as treatment for pain or sickness) and to help with any emotional, social or spiritual concerns you may have. We can support you through decisions about future treatment or place of care and offer a prompt referral to other professionals who will continue care in hospital, home, care home or a hospice if required.
For further details: https://www.leedsth.nhs.uk/a-z-of-services/palliative-care/contact-us/