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Project information

First Contact Team

We want to give our patients choices - do they want to be cared for in the hospice or in their own home? To be able to offer this choice we are extending our Hospice at Home service to the communities of Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley and will continue to provide the service in Blackburn with Darwen

18 months to 2 years

Charity information: East Lancashire Hospice

East Lancashire Hospice logo
  • Need


    To provide direct care and support to patients and their families in the last 12 months of their life.
    Make living with dying better for patients, families and local communities
    Be the patient and families 'Sat Nav' throughout their journey
    The service will be responsive to patients needs


    The service will prevent avoidable hospital admission
    It will prevent crisis occurring by the creation of early referrals into the service and providing responsive intervention to meet the patients changing needs

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Provide direct care and support to patients and families


    » Provide by a multidisciplinary first contact team with a wide area of expertise

    What success will look like

    Success will be demonstrated by the number of patients that receive our care that will meet their changing needs.

  • Impact


    The project will help to prevent unavoidable hospital admissions and use specialist skills only where appropriate.


    Funding is required to ensure this service can be provided. Funding is already being sourced that will secure the project over a 18 month to 2 year timescale


    Donors will receive a bi-annual newsletter giving updates on the difference their support is making by helping us to care for the patients in our comunity

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £250,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £250,000 To set up service For full outcomes to be achieved within a 18mth to 2 yr time scale

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    CCG £250,000 Conditional
  • Background


    The project will be available in the Hynburn and Ribble Valley area.


    This covers a population of 137,800

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    East Lancashire Hospice has the skills and expertise to offer this specialised care

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Carole Evans

    Head of Clinical Services