Havens Hospices provides palliative nursing and supportive care to adults, young people and children living with complex or incurable conditions across Essex. Our specialist Care Teams can support them and their family throughout illness, death and bereavement, in the comfort of their own home or at our hospices. We focus on their quality of life, caring for individual physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual needs, ‘Making every day count’. Havens Hospices is a registered charity – not part of the NHS – and receives limited government funding.
- 10 January 2020
- East of England
- Local Alliances:
- Southend, Castle Point and Rochford District Dementia Action Alliance
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?
The organisation will be able to deliver better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers using the services of Havens Hospices by:
Improving the contact and support we provide for Carers
Providing a champions group for staff
Encouraging staff to become dementia champions
Delivering further training for staff on dementia and the end of life
Helping and supporting staff to have difficult conversations
Increasing safeguarding training for staff within the hsopice.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
The biggest challenge to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of Havens Hospices is the current building at Fair Havens which provides many challenges in itself. At the moment it is not considered to be a safe environment for those people who are confused and wandering due to the many stairs, rooms based both upstairs and downstairs and the amounts of exits within the building. We currently are working towards the development of a new purpose built facility and plans take into consideration the care of those with dementia related problems or confusion caused by illness or treatment.
Continue with planning for the development of the new, purpose built unit.
Continue with planning for the development of the new, purpose built unit taking into consideration the needs of those with dementia related issues or confusion due to illness or treatment eg signage, room layout, entrances and exits, quiet areas.
2016 - Second Quarter Update