Improving the quality of care
To improve the quality of the care environment and facilities at Lindsey Lodge Hospice so that patients, families and visitors benefit from their time with Lindsey Lodge.
January 2012 - January 2013
Lindsey Lodge Hospice
Care facilities and equipment in constant use requires continued upgrading as new technology in care equipment and new pracices in care provision develop. Patients are presenting with more complex case histories due to an interlinked range of conditions, both physical and psychological. The problem is to ensure that the hospice provides the best possible care for all concerned.
The Quality Assurance Group undertakes regular reviews of aspects of hospice practice and an Audit Group looks at particular practices and procedures. This work highlights the need for new equipment and training for clincal staff which can then be resolved through appropriate executive action according to budget constraints.
Undertake regular reviews to assess needs of clinical care facilities and staff.
Activities» Ensure regular meetings and communications
Success will be ensuring that the reviews identify definite needs that can be met.
Identify equipment and training required and make necessary arrangements to obtain these.
Activities» Develop a list of equipment and training needs then undertake teh necessary purchasing procedures.
Success will be purchasing and installing equipment and providing training for clainical staff.
Long term success will be demonstrated through feedback from patients and families.
There is a risk that equipment identified will be inadequate but this is dealt with by asking other hospices for their advice and working with tried and tested suppliers.
We will report by letter, newsletter and website.
Budget - Project Cost: £4,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £4,000 Equipment Purchase of self adjusting matresses for inpatient beds
Lindsey Lodge Hospice in Scunthorpe
Anyone with a specific life limiting condition can be referred to the hospice. Through its support and services the hospice currently supports over 120 people every week from the North Lincolnshire area.
The hospice has been running for around 20 years and has a high reputation for specialist palliative care in the area.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Clinical staff provide both daycare and inpatient care services together with emotional and bereavement support as required.