Royal Derby Hospital, Uttoxeter Road, Derby DE22 3NE at 6pm (5pm for exhibition and refreshments)
Derby Teaching Hospitals End of Life Care Group
The End of Life Care Group at Derby Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust was formed in 2009. Its purpose is to deliver the action plan approved by the Trust End of Life Care Committee and aims to ensure that Derby Teaching Hospitals provide high quality care in the final stages of a patient’s life. This could be when someone is believed to be in the last year, months, weeks or hours of life.
The group meets bi-monthly, alternating with the Trust End of Life Care Committee, and is chaired by Dr Maelie Swanwick, the End of Life Care Clinical Lead. The operational group is made up of representatives from across the Trust and includes senior nurses, medical staff, the End of Life Care Team, the Hospital Palliative Care Team, Community Palliative Care Team and Pharmacy colleagues. Agendas are set with various topics for discussion from education and training and symptom management to planning for Dying Matters Campaigns.
The Divisional Nurse Director for Medicine chairs the Trust End of Life Committee for End of Life Care and representatives from senior medical staff and senior nursing staff attend the bi-monthly meetings. This committee is accountable to the Trust Quality Review Committee.
Information about the Palliative Care team at RDH can be found here
And the Community Palliative Care Team at RDH here