In April 2017, a new end of life service launched across Hambleton and Richmondshire thanks to a partnership between the CCG, Herriot Hospice Homecare, St Teresa’s Hospice, terminal illness charity, Marie Curie, and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
End of life care across Hambleton and Richmondshire was previously provided under a service called ‘Fast Track’. The purpose of Fast Track Continuing Healthcare Funding was to pay for local private care agencies to provide care at home.
Under this new scheme, patients will receive day time care at home, overnight care, additional equipment at home and supported admission into end of life care in a step-up/step down bed. These beds were introduced as a result of the ‘Transforming our Communities’ consultation.
Eligible patients are those who are assessed to be in the last few weeks of life, or whose condition is rapidly deteriorating. They must be under the care of a GP in Hambleton and Richmondshire.
We have produced a helpful leaflet on the new end of life care service across Hambleton and Richmondshire along with other information:
Watch this helpful video called 'Let's Talk About Dying':