How we Help

How we help at Lakelands Hospice

Lakelands Hospice is an independent charity committed to delivering the best possible practice and development of specialist palliative care for people with cancer, heart failure and other life-limiting illnesses.

 We honour people's right to dignity and respect during all stages of their illness, by improving the quality of life of all hospice attendees and their families.

Lakelands Hospice at Home service aims to deliver overnight skilled nursing care for patients during their last four weeks of life.

If you would like to read more information about our services, please read our full Lakelands Quality Accounts 2017-2018.

Aims and Objectives

  • 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 Practitioners and other providers in the development of comprehensive palliative care services.
  • To work with Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 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 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.

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