Participating Project

Project information

To give hospice care to everyone who needs it

We cared for 1,805 people in their homes last year. We strive to do the most we can, but know that 1 in 4 families who need hospice care still can’t get it. Your donations will enable us to fund over 1,700 hours of our Hospice at Home service, giving over 200 people and their families our support.

December 2017 - December 2018

Charity information: Ashgate Hospicecare

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  • Need

    Need

    We want to solve the problem that there is not enough end of life care for people at home.
    “Each week in north Derbyshire, 16 people die without the end of life care they need. They endure pain and fear and physical indignity. Loved ones are exhausted and helpless, and what should be precious final days become a horror. I know, because I’ve witnessed it.”
    Dr Anne-Marie Carey – Ashgate Hospicecare Consultant in Palliative Medicine

    Solution

    Our project will increase our support in the community. Although our patients are aged 18 and above most are over 55 years (approx 80%) Many are isolated and don't have access to adequate home care. Our Hospice at Home Team will give them nursing and personal care, help to prepare meals and give respite to carers. The Team also give emotional support to patients and their families and help them to link up with other support services.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To help people with a terminal illness stay in their own homes.

    Activities

    » Give patients nursing support, personal care and link them to other services to help them stay at home.

    Success will be to give more hours of Hospice at Home care in the community and help more people with life limiting illness and their families.


    Aim 2

    Enable patients to die with dignity at home.

    Activities

    » Enough support so that patients can die at home where they want to be.

    By giving our care in people's homes we will enable them to die with dignity at home; supporting them, their carers and families so that they are able to cope.


    Aim 3

    Support the carers of patients emotionally and physically.

    Activities

    » Reassure and support carers and families

    By giving them respite; some time to do things for themselves. We will also help them with advice and signposting to other services such as pre and post bereavement counselling.


    Aim 4

    Reduce acute admissions to hospital and the Hospice.

    Activities

    » By giving our practical and emotional support to patients and their carers, reducing the risk of falls, managing pain and supporting carers.

    We intend to collect data to show the impact our Hospice at Home care has on the acute admissions to the local hospital and the Hospice.


    Aim 5

    Give care to elderly people at home with life limiting illness and at the end of life.

    Activities

    » We will give them practical and emotional support and nursing care. Especially to those who are isolated and lonely.

    We will collect data to monitor the ages of those we care for in the community. We will also collect their stories and their experience of the care they received.


  • Impact

    Impact

    We will be able to give over 200 more terminally ill people a better quality of life and leave their families with the comfort that their loved one was cared for at home and in the best way.
    Furthermore, this project is a step towards our aim of giving care to the 800 people annually who aren’t currently able to get hospice care. We will be able to collect quantitative data and qualitative evidence including stories from our Hospice at Home Team, our patients and their loved ones.

    Risk

    We do not anticipate any risks.

    Reporting

    Provide quarterly statistics giving the numbers of patients seen by our Hospice at Home Team; the help they have received and whether they were able to die at home. This will be supplemented by stories from our staff and patients to show the tangible impact of the project on people’s lives.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £27,160

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      Amount Heading Description
      £19,952 Hospice care in the community Hospice at Home Support giving over 1,700 of care in the community
      £3,990 Hospice care in the community Hospice at Home Support on costs
      £3,136 Hospice care in the community Travel costs around the Hardwick CCG area
      £82 Hospice care in the community Uniform costs
  • Background

    Location

    We want to focus on the highest area of deprivation; Hardwick CCG. It covers some of the most disadvantaged areas of Derbyshire. This reflects the decline of the previously strong local industrial economy which has impacted on the area’s economic well-being, employment opportunities and skills base. The economic wellbeing of the area is an important issue for Hardwick CCG as higher levels of disadvantage are linked to higher levels of conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and lung disease.

    Beneficiaries

    Anyone in the Hardwick CCG area (a population of approximately 120,000) with a terminal illness diagnosis.
    The carers, families and loved ones of patients.
    The NHS; including the Chesterfield Royal Hospital who will have a reduction in acute admissions as we support patients at home.
    The Hospice – by extending our community care more people will be able to be cared for at home, freeing up beds at the Hospice and allowing us to care for those with complicated care issues on the Inpatient Unit.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    In 2015 Ashgate Hospicecare achieved an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from the Care Quality Commission. The report said that the service was well led and staff worked in partnership with key organisations to influence, inform and agree best care practice for people’s end of life care and considered the diverse and changing care needs of the local population.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Hayley Wardle – Director Of Quality And Patient Care

    Hayley has 30 years of experience in hospital and community care and is passionate about ensuring high quality care for patients and their families.

    Dr Anne-Marie Carey – Ashgate Hospicecare Consultant In Palliative Medicine

    Dr Anne-Marie sees patients in the community and her goal is to ensure the best possible quality of life for patients and families.

    Alice Taylor - Hospice At Home Support Worker

    'To be able to help, support and care for people, for patients and for their families its such a special thing and a wonderful thing to be part of.'

    Pam Garvey - Hospice At Home Support Worker

    Pam has worked for the Hospice for 25 years and was involved in the setting up of the Hospice at Home service.

Ashgate Hospicecare - Ambition to give everyone Hospice at Home Support

£76

£76 could pay for a patient to receive a visit from our Hospice at Home Team.

“Each week in north Derbyshire, 16 people die without the end of life care they need. They endure pain and fear and physical indignity. Loved ones are exhausted and helpless, and what should be precious final days become a horror. I know, because I’ve witnessed it.”

Dr Ann-Marie Carey