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Aims and Objectives

Lakelands Hospice

  • to provide a centre for the relief of pain and distress, whether physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual or social
  • to create a welcoming and compassionate environment for people diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, their families and carers
  • to provide holistic care to enhance quality of life, including effective symptom control and social and emotional support, enabling the person to live life as fully as possible
  • to treat each individual with dignity, respect, understanding and acceptance
  • to establish a resource centre for education and training, for professionals, families and carers and other support agencies involved in providing palliative care
  • to provide development training and support for staff and volunteers to ensure a skilled and expert team that is enthusiastic about its role
  • to work in partnership with Primary Care Trusts, General Practioners and other providers in the development of comprehensive palliative care services
  • to work with Northamptonshire Provider Services in accordance with the information sharing agreement signed by both parties
  • to monitor and evaluate our services and implement development programmes where appropriate
  • to accept referrals from District Nurses when a patient is felt to be within the last four weeks of life
  • to provide skilled nursing care to patients in their home
  • to provide consecutive care every night including weekends and bank holidays (where possible) until the patient dies or care is no longer required
  • to provide support and bereavement follow-up to families, carers and friends
  • to secure the financial resources to run and develop the service we provide
  • to ensure cost-effective use of resources