Hospice Week - the social palliative care jigsaw

Rainbow Trust Director of Care, Anne Harris said:

“Hospice care is a vital part of the palliative care jigsaw but it is just that, a piece of a broad jigsaw of options available to parents. Most families are given choices when they are making decision about their child’s social palliative care, most frequently being presented with the medical model e.g. care in a hospital or sometimes being signposted to their local hospice. We want to see more medical professionals recognising the role of social palliative care that is delivered wherever the family may need it, whether that be in hospital, in the community or at home.

“Organisations such as Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity work hand in hand with hospices to provide joined up care for families and we want this to continue and grow. It should not be important who delivers the care, but instead the focus should be on how we can work together to provide families with many more choices about how and where they receive support in a way that suits them.”