Care Homes

We provide specialist palliative care to residents in care homes in Blaenau Gwent.

Patients are referred to us by:

  • GP
  • Frailty teams
  • Care home staff
  • Reason for referral
  • End of life care
  • Symptom management
  • Emotional support for patients and family
  • Support for staff

The Specialist Palliative care is provided by:

ANP Palliative Care Vicki Reynolds.
Patients in the care homes have access to our full range of services that include complimentary therapy and family support services.
The staff at the home can also access our out of hour’s service (24 hours /day 7 days / week) for advice and support. We also visit if needed.

Education

We provide in house education for nursing/ residential home staff. Short session on:

  • Recognising detreating patient
  • Symptom management
  • Communication skills required for palliative patients

Informal education

We have a good relationship with the local health board and provide education session on the Provider Forums for nursing and residential homes.

Vicki Reynolds
Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Care
Tel
01495 717277




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