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The Specialist Palliative Care teams within Cornwall (Cornwall Hospice Care, Specialist Community Palliative CareNurses [SPCN - previously known as macmillan nurses] and the Hospital Specialist Palliative Care team at RCHT) areworking in a new integrated way to try and help all healthcare professionals provide good palliative care. Our vision is to help provide the right care in the right setting at the right time for patients with malignant and non-malignant disease via the relevant services.
Valid To: 30/04/2021
Publication Type: Guidelines
This policy and procedure sets out the pathway for deceased patients at RCHT
Valid To: 30/04/2022
Publication Type: Policies
To give guidance to all healthcare professionals working on RCHT adult wards on the correct process for end of life care planning and processes.
Valid To: 16/06/2023
Publication Type: Guidelines
This is a strategy to support the delivery of high quality end of life care by raising awareness of end of life care in an acute hospital setting, describing how care will be delivered to patients approaching the end of life, describing the education and training that will be provided to staff and the contribution RCHT will make to partnership working.
Valid To: 30/04/2022
Publication Type: Strategies
This policy describes the criteria for using a McKinley T34 Syringe Driver and the procedure to follow for its use. It highlights the standard expected of clinical staff who care for patients who have or may require this device to administer their medication.
Valid To: 02/05/2022
Publication Type: Policies
Guidance for issuing a `Pet Passport` for pet visits for patients approaching end of life
Valid To: 20/11/2023
Publication Type: Procedures
This policy applies to all RCHT staff involved in transfer of care / discharge of end of life care patients. With regard to this policy, 'End of Life' is confined to patients with a prognosis of a few weeks or less. The aim is to ensure a well understood well communicated and safe transfer of care.
Valid To: 17/12/2021
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline supports staff involved in planned withdrawal of non-invasive ventilation at end of life to ensure safe and ethical practice and appropriate support for patients, family and staff
Valid To: 12/03/2024
Publication Type: Guidelines

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