Hospice care seeks to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of people with a life-shortening condition – helping them to live as fully as possible and, when the times comes, to have comfort and dignity in death. In short, we’re here for people when it matters most.
At St Catherine’s, we know that a one-size-fits-all approach isn’t good enough. So, we work with patients and those important to them, to meet their priorities and achieve what matters most to them. Care and support is arranged, wherever possible, around individual medical needs, personal preferences and unique circumstances.
We offer specialised nursing care and medical treatment to help manage pain and complex symptoms, alongside psychological support, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, complementary therapies and ‘diversion’ activities.
A Caldicott Guardian is a senior person within a health or social care organisation who makes sure that the personal information about those who use its services is used legally, ethically and appropriately, and that confidentiality is maintained. Caldicott Guardians should be able to provide leadership and informed guidance on complex matters involving confidentiality and information sharing.
The Caldicott Guardian is sometimes referred to as the ‘conscience of the organisation’. Whilst it is important to protect information, there are occasions when it is just as important to share information; for example, to protect and safeguard the interests of a vulnerable person or child.
At St Catherine’s Hospice, the Board of Trustees has nominated Jimmy Brash, Director of Care, to fulfil this role at the Hospice.
Any requests for information should be addresses to the Caldicott Guardian at through the Hospice’s postal or email address. Alternatively, the Caldicott Guardian may be contacted via telephone on 01772 629171.