Hospiscare provides expert palliative and end of life treatment and care for adults with a terminal condition living in Exeter, east or mid Devon area. We are a charity and receive a small annual grant from the NHS. Most of our funds are raised through fund raising, donations and our network of shops and outlets. Our services are free of charge. We run and manage services consisting of: 12 bedded inpatient unit (hospice) 3x outreach hospices providing day on Thursdays), in reach team to RDEFT, 29 community nurses. All our services are supported by our expert medical and multi-disciplinary team based at the hospice.
- 14 August 2017
- South West
- Health, Care, Medical, Voluntary Sector, Retail
- Local Alliances:
- Crediton Dementia Action Alliance, Exeter Dementia Action Alliance (EDAA)
1. Action Plan
1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?
Action 1: Make Dementia Friends training available for all staff and volunteers.
Action 2: Work more closely with existing dementia services including volunteer groups by joining the Alliance and supporting networking and sharing
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Sometimes external organisations think hospices are only for people with cancer and those who are dying.
Dementia isn't often seen as a terminal condition.
We have finite resources and need to spend them wisely.