Invitation to review palliative care services in Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham and Brent

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  • About this Event

    The NHS is undergoing a review of palliative care services in Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham and Brent. The aim is to improve access to and consistency of these services.

    If you are interested in future changes to your local palliative services, please do attend the feedback session at Al Mannar, The Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre, 244 Acklam Road, W10 5YG, on 27 February from 10am to 1pm.

    The participants in this session will be presented with four possible scenarios, which have been produced in response to a number of challenges currently facing local palliative care services. These challenges were highlighted in a recent independent review, which you can read here.

    You do not need to have direct experience of palliative care services to participate in this session, only an interest in responding to local health and social care changes, and in listening to the ideas and concerns of other participants.

    Lunch will be provided, and the venue is wheelchair accessible.

     

    About Palliative Care

    • Palliative Care is care and assistance for people living with an illness which is not curable.
    • This can include people in the last phase of their life.
    • These services can be delivered at home, in care homes, hospice in-patient, community or day care services or hospitals, depending on the person’s needs and preferences.

     

    About the engagement on Palliative Care services so far

    • A recent independent review by Penny Hansford (ex-Director of Nursing at St Christopher’s Hospice) showed that our current palliative and end of life services are not reaching even half of local people at the time and place that they need them.
    • We have also received feedback from patients and health and care professionals that palliative care services could be improved and made more accessible to everyone.
    • Using feedback that we have gathered from a series of workshops, we have produced four scenarios which seek to address the current challenges.
    • Participants in this event will be asked to provide their feedback on these selected scenarios.
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