Transitional Care Service
Friday 08 May 2015
The Road to Transition
The Transitional Care Service is for 16-24 year olds with a life limiting illness, aiming to provide a seamless transition from children’s to adult services.
The young people may have had conditions and illnesses such as Duchene Muscular Dystrophy, Cancer, cardiac conditions or rare diseases. Some of them may eventually require palliative care, which the service can provide.
The new Young People’s Hub at the Hospice is a bespoke unit which has been purpose built to facilitate the service. The Transitional Care team will work alongside all Hospice services in order to provide individual care and a better quality of life for young people and their families.
Through the service, patients and families will be able to gain access to things not commonly available, such as the counselling service and complementary therapies.
During the first few months of 2015 we have been equipping the Hub with items families have requested through our surveys, including correct hoisting facilities, bathing facilities, sensory toys and equipment.
We started welcoming Transitional Care patients into the Hospice in late Spring 2015, beginning with individual nursing sessions on weekdays. We will also be running Saturday group sessions.
One aim of the service is to support each individual to achieve their maximum potential in terms of education, work and living circumstances, and in some cases helping young people to find a job and manage budgets.
Anyone can refer to the Transitional Care Service and we welcome queries from young people, families or clinical professionals. For more information on the service please contact Hazel Godwin, Transitional Care Nurse, on email@example.com or call 01789 266852.
The Transitional Care Service is supported by Stratford Town Trust, Macmillan Cancer Support and James Tudor Foundation.