Coast to Coast September 2009

If you talk the talk, walk the walk

 St. Andrew’s Hospice Child and Young Person’s Services

 

St. Andrew’s Hospice really does make each day count. They  provide holistic care for children and young people living throughout Lincolnshire, Hull and East Riding. All the children and young people they care for have a progressive life limiting illness. Their main aims are to improve their quality of life, to bring fun into their everyday routines by providing specialist medical and nursing care and to keep them smiling. They also offer extensive help and support to their families and carers.

St. Andrew’s Hospice for Children and Young People offers care to anyone who needs it, regardless of race, creed or ability to pay. They offer thier service at no charge, relying on the generosity and kindness of charity donations to provide a real home from home for the children and their families.

Admission is open to anyone between birth and the age of 25 years with a progressive life threatening or life limiting illness.

Our catchments area covers the following health authorities:

  • Hull & East Riding
  • Lincolnshire

Children and young people who are residents outside of North East Lincolnshire Primary Care Trust are admitted subject to prior arrangement with our Medical Directors.

No charge is made and admission/attendance is irrespective of means.

Children and Young People are admitted to the In-patient Unit for:-

  • Respite care to meet the needs of both patient and family/carer
  • Symptom control
  • Assessment and rehabilitation of children/adolescents expected to return home
  • Terminal care in the final stage of illness, where the Hospice is considered the most appropriate place by the patient and/or family/carer

Children and Young people attend the Day Unit for:-

  • Maintenance of support and contact for patients discharged from the In-Patient Unit
  • Regular respite care for family/carers at home
  • Monitoring and assessment of symptom control
  • Ongoing social, emotional, practical, psychological support and friendship
  • Attendance for complementary therapies.

 

                                                    

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