Trinity Hospice

Main Contact
Kelly Channer
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02077871000
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Trinity Hospice

Description/Synopsis

Trinity's skilled, compassionate end of life care helps our patients, and their families and carers, to regain the confidence they need to live every moment. We care for people in our central and south west London community with many different types of illness. Some will have cancer, others will have long term conditions such as heart failure, lung or neurological conditions...

What we do..

Trinity provides skilled, compassionate end of life care to individuals and support for families in our central and south west London community.
Many of our patients will have cancer but others will have long term conditions such as heart failure, lung or neurological conditions including motor neurone disease or multiple sclerosis. It’s the needs of the patient and their family that matter to us, not the diagnosis.
Sometimes people think that by ‘end of life’ we mean the last few weeks of a person’s life. This simply isn’t the case – we encourage early referrals so that we can get to know our patients as individuals and help them to live life to the full for whatever time is left – that might be a year or more, months or weeks.
Our services include nursing and medical care, emotional and practical support, welfare advice, occupational and physiotherapy, complementary therapies, spiritual care and creative activities. We care for people in their own homes and through non-residential and inpatient services in modern, welcoming facilities at our Clapham centre.
So that more people in our community have a better end of life experience, we share our specialist skills through education and support for other care providers, such as GPs, district nurses, hospitals and care homes.
Our patient and family services are free but we receive less than a third of our income from the NHS. This means we rely on the support of our local community to raise more than £6.6 million each year.
Find out more about our care services in the Patient and family care section:
Care at home – helps people to stay in their own homes, if that is their wish, by building confidence and reducing anxiety through emotional and practical support and coordination of all the services involved in an individual’s care.
Day services – help improve the wellbeing of patients, families and carers through a wide range of services at Mulberry Place.
Inpatient care – in our purpose-built, 24-bed centre – specialist nursing care to get difficult symptoms under control before returning home, rehabilitation and care when an illness is advanced.
 

Our vision and expert approach

Our vision is of a community in which all people have access to skilled, compassionate end of life care at the time that is right for them and in the place of their choice.
At Trinity we support people to live every moment. We focus everything we do on the care of the patient and their family – directly through our care services and through our education and support programmes with other care providers in our community.
Our expert approach

Trinity provides skilled, compassionate end of life care to individuals and support for families. We are the only the only specialist end of life care provider for 750,000 people.
We care for people with many types of illnesses. Many of our patients will have cancer but others will have long term, chronic illnesses such as heart failure, lung or neurological conditions. It’s the needs of the patient and their family that matters to us, not the diagnosis.
We care for people in their own homes and through inpatient services and outpatient services in modern, welcoming facilities at our base in Clapham.
Our services include nursing and medical care, emotional and practical support, welfare advice, occupational and physiotherapy, complementary therapies, spiritual care and creative activities.
Our approach to end of life care has, at its heart, an understanding of the needs of the whole person and their family because when a person is dying the whole family can be deeply affected.
Sometimes people think that by ‘end of life’ we mean the last few weeks of a person’s life. This simply isn’t the case – we encourage early referrals so that we can know our patients as individuals and help them to live life to the full for whatever time is left – that might be a year or more, months or weeks.
Our care is centered on the unique physical, emotional and practical needs of the individual. Our tailored care programmes respect personal and cultural wishes. In particular we:
Help people to regain the confidence they need to maintain independence for as long as they want
Give people real choices about their care and empower them to make their own decisions for as long as they can
Are flexible and responsive to what may be rapidly changing needs
Our skilled and experienced staff understand that living with a life-threatening illness will raise many questions and worries and we take time to listen to our patients, their families and carers.
We help patients by:
Working closely with them to develop a personal care plan tailored to individual needs
Providing specialist information, advice and support and help with pain management and other troublesome symptoms
Coordinating all the different services involved in a person’s care at home including GPs, district nurses, hospitals and social services
 

Facts about Trinity

These are some facts and figures about Trinity - some of them may surprise you.
Trinity’s specialist end of life care services are available much earlier than many people realise. We’re here to help people to live their lives to the full for whatever time is left, that might be a year or more, one month or one week.
We care for people with many types of illness. Many of our patients will have cancer but others will have long term conditions such as heart failure, lung or neurological conditions, including motor neurone disease or multiple sclerosis.
Our services include nursing and medical care, counselling and practical support, welfare advice, occupational and physiotherapy, complementary therapies, creative activities and bereavement care.
At any moment in time, Trinity is caring for 450 patients. Each year we care for around 2,000 people.
Most of our patients are cared for in their own homes which is where most people prefer to be. Our ratio of inpatient to home care is 28/400.
More than 40% of people are able to return home after spending time with us as an inpatient.
A third of all the people in our care are under 65 and an increasing number are aged between 20 and 40.
All our patient and family services are free of charge.
To improve end of life care for more people than we can reach with direct services we give support to and share our skills with other care providers including care homes, hospitals, GPs and district nurses. Last year Trinity’s clinical team delivered 6,500 hours of education.
Trinity is supported by 540 volunteers who give around 45,000 hours of their time each year.
It costs £9.6 million each year to maintain Trinity’s services but less than a third of our funding comes from the NHS. We depend on the support of our local community in the form of donations, fundraising and legacies to continue our work.
 

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