Amy is ensuring the best practice in care

“Mary Potter is very unique… Most people say they are very relieved when they come to us. I love that about Mary Potter. That people are often afraid to come but are then very relieved when they get here. Patients and families can see how much the team cares and how hard we work to provide the best possible care; it’s comforting for patients knowing that they will be looked after during such a delicate time.”

Because of you, Amy loves coming to work in the Hospice.

Amy is a Clinical Nurse and has recently been appointed as a Palliative Care Educator. She has a passion for palliative care and education. Now she loves work even more!

The Mary Potter Foundation Board recently approved funding for Amy to spend four days a fortnight dedicating her shifts to the role of Palliative Care Educator. Now she can combine her loves of caring and education by ensuring staff have access to the latest evidence and guidelines for best practice.

Your support ensures Amy can focus on research and staying up to date with best practice care.

Palliative care is recognised as a specialist field which is evolving every day. As the interest in palliative care and quality end of life care grows, the research supporting best practices also grows.

Your support helps to give Amy time to understand changes to current evidence and standards in care. You ensure Amy is equipped with the latest knowledge and skills to provide holistic care to patients and their loved ones. You ensure best practice and quality of life is the focus for our patients, families and staff.

“We need to know the latest. And then we need to provide the right care, knowledge and skills to our staff.”

The Palliative Care Educator role also focuses on teaching skills to Hospice staff.

Education sessions take place one Wednesday each month and address many different topics. From self-care and compassion fatigue to symptom management and addressing palliative emergencies. Staff often come in to attend these sessions on their days off.

The Hospice is fortunate to have such wonderful and dedicated staff who truly care. You make it possible to equip them with the skills and understanding they need to provide high quality palliative care. Your support enables staff to provide care that is both patient centred and evidence based. Because of you, the Hospice team can deliver holistic care to patients and their families.

Thank you.

Amy is passionate about her role in the Hospice

Amy loves encouraging other staff to learn new skills so they can  offer the best care

 

 

 

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Crotti family and San Remo for their continued support. They give Hospice staff to chance to pursue other learning and development opportunities outside the Hospice including conferences and studies in palliative care.