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Lindsey Lodge Hospice

Situated in the heart of North Lincolnshire, Lindsey Lodge Hospice has been providing high quality, specialist palliative care to local people and families living with life limiting illnesses for over 26 years. Last year, our dedicated team of staff and volunteers touched the lives of more than 5,000 people, either directly as patients, or by supporting family members or carers, before, during and after one of the most difficult times in their lives. We are an independent charity working across North Lincolnshire and provide a wide range of services including symptom management, physiotherapy, a lymphoedema service, complimentary therapy, nursing care, at the end of life care along with bereavement and family support services. We are immensely privileged to deliver a service which actually affirms and improves quality of life by providing patients with relief from symptoms, pain and stress, enabling their dignity and supporting their loved ones through the highs and lows of their illness and beyond.

Updated:
17 March 2019
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Hospices, Health
Local Alliances:
North Lincolnshire 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?

We are passionate about providing the best possible services to meet the needs of our patients and their loved ones. Our expert care has never been more in demand; not only by cancer patients, but people with serious cardiac or respiratory issues, and those with advanced motor neurone disease. Some of our older patients also have additional needs such as mobility problems or dementia.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

We provide high quality care to those at end of life and our services are always in demand.  Some of our patients have dementia and we expect these numbers to increase as time goes on.  Our challenges are in relation to meeting the needs of our patients and we will continue to find new and innovative ways of meetings these challenges.

2. Actions

  • Our staff members will all be Dementia Friends

    We will ensure that all of our staff members are Dementia Friends.  We already have Dementia Champions on the team and we are passionate about spreading the word.

    Status:
    Implementation
  • Create a Dementia Friendly Enviroment

    We will purchase items that are dementia friendly such as large clocks and different coloured toilet seats and use these in the rooms of our patients with dementia to minimise confusion and encourage independence.

    Status:
    Investigating
  • Promote the work of the North Lincolnshire Dementia Action Alliance

    We will promote the work of the North Lincolnshire DAA with other organisations that we come into contact with either when facilitating dementia friends sessions or through our day to day work and encourage them to become members so that we can all work towards being dementia friendly North Lincolnshire

    Status:
    Being implemented