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1 Alison Kempthorne Community Manager St.Clare Hospice

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3 A place for advice and information Living with a life limiting illness raises all kinds of questions and issues. Our team can help give advice and information on a wide range of topics such as completing forms & providing benefit advice, to discussing medication and complex symptom control issues. Our 24 Hour Advice Line (01279) is designed to support patients, their family and our Healthcare colleagues at any time. As a professional – never hesitate to call. We offer a range of education opportunities, our website advertises these. If you would like anything specific tailored for you/your team – please let us know A place for advice and information Living with a life limiting illness raises all kinds of questions and issues. Our team can help give advice and information on a wide range of topics such as completing forms & providing benefit advice, to discussing medication and complex symptom control issues. Our 24 Hour Advice Line (01279) is designed to support patients, their family and our Healthcare colleagues at any time. As a professional – never hesitate to call. We offer a range of education opportunities, our website advertises these. If you would like anything specific tailored for you/your team – please let us know

4 St.Clare Community Specialist Palliative Care Nurses Covering the whole of West Essex Referral for palliative patients team work in close collaboration with local district nursing teams and GPs Offer specialist symptom management advice and support End of life care planning and support Discharge patients when needs are met.

5 Day Therapy

6 Therapeutic groups 12 week duration Subtle work to address the deeper issues of facing death Advanced care planning Breathlessness group Neuro Group Access to complimentary therapies Joint clinic with site specific specialities All about you days and carer support groups

7 In-Patient Unit Our Inpatient Unit has eight single bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms Patients can access the outdoors – even on their bed Reasons for admission : Symptom management Assessment End of Life Care We provide short term care, our average length of stay is 10 days All patients are Holistically assessed, and cared for by the whole Multi professional team

8 Bereavement Support It is often very comforting for a patient to know that their family and friends will be cared for after they die. Our Bereavement Service offers outstanding care to families and friends of patients who have been cared for by the St Clare Team. We offer individual bereavement support, and also run a monthly bereaved carers group, where peer support as well as professional input is valuable. The next of kin & nominated others are sent a letter 8 weeks after the death of their loved one, and offered the opportunity to access the service. Remembrance services are held at the Hospice, conducted by our chaplain supported by the bereavement coordinator and social worker

9 Specialist Nurses in site Specific Cancers Breast Macmillan Nurse Specialists – Philippa Dooher- Lead Nurse SMH Tel Cancer services – Jill Herbert Lead Nurse Williams Day Centre Tel Colorectal Nurse Specialist – Margaret Ndeda PAH Tel Clinical Trials Jo Kellaway PAH Gynaecology Lisa Reid Macmillan Specialist PAH Tel

10 Specialist Nurses in site Specific Cancers Haematology CNS Lisa Purton – Lung Cancer CNS Tracey Horey & Sara Hymas PAH / Marie Curie Discharge Liaison Nurse for West Essex Sarah Murphy SMH & PAH Palliative Care Macmillan Nurses PAH Gill Robertson & Julie Rodgers Prostate Nurse Specialist Nikki Scarlioli SMH Macmillan Community Prostate Nurse Ext.5229

11 Specialist Nurses Contd. Upper GI Cate Simmons Tel Urology Amanda Lewis SMH Tel

12 Macmillan Cancer Support

13 Offer comprehensive cancer information and community support, an advice line, a website, an advocacy and benefits advice and pathway navigation service. Provide support and information throughout the cancer pathway from diagnosis through to end of life, survivorship and living with cancer as a long term condition. We provide volunteers providing one to one befriending and respite for carers in the community.

14 How to Contact Service Please contact Mary Hanbury, Manager by phoning the advice line. Advice line: open 8.00am pm, Monday to Friday. Drop in facility at office, advisable to phone first & Williams Day Unit, incorporating chemotherapy unit and oncology outpatients. Fax: Internet:

15 Other Services The Hummingbird Group Meeting place Bishop's Stortford Activities Group meets every other Monday morning from 10:00 to 13:00. We run a drop-in centre offering general support and information. We provide complementary therapies including Aromatherapy, Massage, Reflexology, Reiki and Acupressure. Telephone contacts Adrian Roberts: (Weekdays 6pm-8pm) Mike Groves: (Weekdays 6pm-8pm) Address 1 Marlowe Close, Billericay, Essex, CM12 0YF

16 UTTLESFORD AREA Monday to Friday, open from 8:30am-2pm, for breakfast, coffee and lunch. Lunch must be booked by 11 and is served between 12 and 1.30pm. Last Saturday every month – coffee morning Contact Julia Pointer Saffron Seniors 2 nd and 4 th Mondays 2-4pm alternate meetings there is a speaker, alternate meetings bingo and chat Contact Marion Green Transport can be provided for a nominal fee if resident in Saffron Walden Over 60s club alternate Thursdays 2-4pm Contact Jean Barrett Jubilee Club alternate Thursdays from 14 th January, pm Contact John Thomas

17 EPPING / WALTHAM ABBEY AREAS Contact Tuesday Sunstreet Senior Citizen Club A social club from 1 – 4pm, a chance to have a chat and meet other people Day Centre (for over 60s) Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 10 – 2pm Activities including bingo, musical afternoons occasionally 3-course home-cooked meal Transport provided if in the Waltham Abbey area Speak to Rose

18 EPPING / WALTHAM ABBEY AREAS Tea and a Talk The Waltham Abbey Older People's Engagement Network is a group that meets monthly for a tea and a talk. As well as being an opportunity to socialise, recent activities have included workshops on basic first aid in the home, an art and craft class and a seated exercise class. Tea and a Talk is a friendly group that welcomes new members. For more information, call us on or

19 ONGAR Clara Stewart Senior Citizens Club St James’ Church St James’ Avenue Marden Ash CM5 9EL Contact Mrs. Freda Rockett on The club is the 2 nd and 4 th Thursday every month from 2 – 4pm and costs £1. Tea / coffee available and also transport from the Ongar area. Closed August and January.

20 LOUGHTON Oakwood Hill Estate Senior Citizen Club Estate Hall Contact Mike Riley on Activities on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday include bingo, darts, line-dancing, bowls and general social events. Wednesday tends to be the day-trip day, sometimes to the seaside. Evenings there is darts, bowls and bingo too. St Edmunds Senior Citizen Club St Edmund Church Hall Traps Hill Loughton IG10 1TB Contact Mrs Bridget Kinsella on

21 Future Strategic Aims of St.Clare To open the hospice to our community over a seven day period To increase our bereavement support to support more children and groups To expand our community specialist team To widen our input in education, training and support of our colleagues To create a hospice at home service in collaboration with community colleagues and a volunteer service

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