Over the past few months we have started to develop our services to reach out to more people in the community with other end-stage conditions, as well as caring for people with cancer.
In addition to our new renal, liver and dementia specialist nurses, we have now recruited an advanced heart failure nurse specialist.
Michaela Wheatley will work closely with GPs and the cardiology team at Worthing Hospital to ensure the service supports the people who need it the most.
Many patients with advanced heart failure have very specific needs, and often the specialist support required is not available to them.
In her role, Michaela will offer specialist palliative care to patients suffering with long-term complex symptoms and worries associated with heart failure.
The people she will be supporting are those on maximum heart failure treatment who are continuing to deteriorate.
The overall aim of the service is to meet the specific and varied needs of patients living with end-stage heart failure.
Up until now specific support for this group of people has been limited and this service is geared towards addressing this need.
We would like to continue to stress that all of these new services are being developed alongside our existing services, and we are certainly not turning our back on cancer patients.
Please visit www.stbh.org.uk/hospicecarepioneers for more information about our pioneering new developments.
Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.
Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.
1) Make our website your homepage
2) Like our Facebook page
3) Follow us on Twitter
4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.
And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!
Always the first with your local news.
Be part of it.