Innovation rewarded at Hospice UK Awards

Posted: November 28 2017

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) and three other local health organisations have won a Hospice UK award.

Innovation rewarded at Hospice UK Awards

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) and three other local health organisations have won a prestigious Hospice UK Innovation in Care award for jointly launching and running The West Herts Palliative Care Referral Centre.

The Palliative Care Referral Centre, based in Watford at Peace Hospice Care, is a partnership with The Hospice of St Francis and Rennie Grove Hospice Care, providing a single point of referral for palliative and end-of-life care patients registered with a Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group GP. It reduces duplication of tasks, makes referrals to palliative and end-of-life care services quicker and easier for health and care professionals and makes better use of commissioned resources.

Jackie Tritton, Director of Patient Services, Peace Hospice Care, said: “The Referral Centre is a great example of local health organisations sharing their skills, resources, talent and expertise in a way that helps their local communities by making it quicker and easier for health and care professionals to make referrals. I’m delighted to see our partnership working, and the impact it’s making, recognised with such a prestigious national award.”

Marion Dunstone, Director of Operations, HCT, said: “We are excited to be working in partnership with Peace Hospice Care, The Hospice of St Francis and Rennie Grove Hospice Care at the new Palliative Care Referral Centre. Congratulations to everyone involved for making the service such a success.”

The West Herts Palliative Care Referral Centre was commissioned by the Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group and launched in March 2017.Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) and three other local health organisations have won a prestigious Hospice UK Innovation in Care award for jointly launching and running The West Herts Palliative Care Referral Centre.

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