End of Life Care Swan Rooms making a real difference (2017)

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Jules Lewis

The staff at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust have been working hard to provide Swan Rooms in three areas.

This important work was facilitated by Jules Lewis End of Life Care Facilitator and Jules Lock End of Life Care Volunteer.

However, there was a real team approach in making it happen.

Thank you to all staff involved from staff & public who donatated pictures & CD players, to the painters, carpenter, communications team and ward staff including some fabulous End of Life Care Champions.

The Swan Rooms are side rooms that are used for people who are at end of life, they allow families to spend quality and special time with their loved one in a calming environment.

The side room is freshly painted, beautiful pictures are placed on the wall, a CD player and mood light are available when wanted and a swan recliner chair for relatives to rest when spending long periods of time with their loved one.

Jules Lock also donated lovely mugs / glasses and biscuits in a clear tub to encourage / support staff to make relatives drinks.

It’s the little things that make the biggest difference.

This work is part of the swan scheme for End of Life & Bereavement care which was adopted by the Trust in November 2015.

The end of life care team are planning more swan rooms for 2017 they are making a real difference to the care / support staff give to end of life patients and their family/friends and carers at the most difficult time.

It’s a privilege to care for people at end of life & support the family, we have one chance to get it right for every person every time.

Thank you everyone who was involved, together we achieve wonderful things #onechance #TeamSaTH Jules Lewis and Jules Lock from SaTH Proud to care, together we achieve, make it happen, some of our trust values

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