Delivering personalised and coordinated end of life care

A ward sister discusses how to provide the best end of life care for patients 

A ward sister discusses how to provide the best end of life care for patients

Nursing someone as they approach the end of their life is a responsibility and a privilege.

To be able to say you have contributed in making a person’s death as good as it could possibly have been is satisfying and can be a valuable reminder of why you entered the profession. It is the ultimate validation of the care we provide at Danetre Community Hospital, part of Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, that when we offer patients the opportunity to go home to die, most choose to stay here.

When they are first admitted many people tell us they would they like to die at home. But when they arrive, spend time here and feel safe and well cared for, many change their mind and opt


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