What do our Hospice Community Nurse Specialists do? And where do they cover?
Your Hospice Community Nurse Specialist will often be your first touchpoint with Weston Hospicecare. They will liaise with you and advise you and your family about the level of your ongoing care and support.
In addition, you Hospice Community Nurse Specialist can;
- Offer support to you in your own home (which could include care homes) throughout your illness.
- Work with your GP, district nurse and other health and social care workers.
- Provide you with pain and symptom relief.
- Provide practical support such as resources for financial help.
- Advise you on all hospice services.
- Liaise with other hospice teams
- Refer to another service to provide you with the support that you, your family and your nurse feel will be beneficial.
- They are highly-qualified and have extensive knowledge about palliative care.
If your symptoms become more settled, you could be discharge from your Hospice Community Nurse Specialist’s caseload. Please be assured that you will still have open access to us, but we may need to speak with your GP again. If you have any questions, or you feel you need you need support after you’ve been discharged, contact your Hospice Community Nurse Specialist.
Where do they cover?
Weston Hospicecare’s team of community nurses cover the entire service area including Clevedon, Cheddar, Burnham-on-Sea, encompassing Weston-super-Mare and all surrounding areas.