Lancashire and South Cumbria Hospices Together – The hospice provider collaborative
St Catherine’s is part of a collaborative of hospices across Lancashire and South Cumbria, working together to evolve hospice care across the region.
Working in partnership with our colleagues in the NHS and other partners in both the voluntary and private sectors, the Lancashire and South Cumbria Hospices Together’s goal is to ensure that the communities we serve are able to access the very best in palliative and end-of-life care in ways that meet their needs.
The region covered by the members of the collaborative is rich in diversity and we want to be able to reflect that in the provision provided, and we need to maintain a strong strategic overview of current developments taking place as result of public policy and funding.
Members of the collaborative
Along with St Catherine’s, the following hospices are members of the collaborative:
- Derian House Children’s Hospice, Chorley
- Pendleside Hospice, Burnley
- Rossendale Hospice, Rossendale
- St John’s Hospice, Lancaster
- Trinity Hospice & Brian House Children’s Hospice, Blackpool
- East Lancashire Hospice, Blackburn
- Queenscourt Hospice, Southport
- St Mary’s Hospice, Ulverston
The Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust Collaborative Committee provides overall strategic oversight and direction in the setting and delivery of our objectives. The membership of the committee comprises the Chief Executive of each hospice along with one other representative from each hospice, which will typically be the clinical or medical lead.
Our aims are to:
- Influence and shape the future commissioning and delivery of integrated Palliative and End of Life Care
- Develop qualitative, person centred outcome measures
- Support the implementation of outcomes linked to the Ambitions Framework NICE guidance palliative and end of life care
- Act as the infrastructure that delivers Lancashire and South Cumbria’s aspirations, standards and frameworks at a local level
- Share and review data
- Tackle inequality of access to Palliative and End of Life Care
- Ensure we continue to deliver the very best specialist palliative and end of life care to all adults, young people and children who need us – overcoming constraints both financial and workforce-related – by coming together, acting together and achieving together
- Enable hospices survive and thrive, whilst maintaining our identity, independence and freedom to innovate
- Encourage shared innovation and learning
- Reduce needless duplication, and share resources (staff, costs) wherever appropriate and feasible, so that every pound is stretched as far as possible for the people who need us
- Advocate for a compassionate regional strategy