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Table 3 : Total Workforce Required to support Specialist Palliative Care Services for Salford

Workforce

Support to Hospice

In-Patient

(Estimated need 24.1 beds)

Community

(estimated need Cancer )

Hospital

Support

(Cancer unit

>600beds)

*Note Cancer Centre  (  )

Day Care

Total

WTE

Consultant

0.72

0.57

0.5 (1.5)

0.15

1.94

Other Medical

2.4

0.5 (1.0)

0.38

3.28

Nurse

Specialists

n/c

6.6

3.0 (5)

0.75

10.35

Social Workers

0.23

0.5 (1.0)

0.73

Physios

0.11

0. 25 (0.5)

0.36

OT

0.11

0.25 (0.5)

0.36

Pharmacist

0.11

0.1 (0.25)

0.21

Dietician

0.11

0.25 (0.5)

0.36

Chaplain

0.17

0.1 (0.25)

0.27

It should be noted that these figures are an interpretation prorata of the analysis for Greater Manchester & Cheshire Network area, so their accuracy is based largely on area and population size. These figures should be reviewed against practical staffing issues, and the particular circumstances of Salford services. Further detailed workforce review is required to ascertain the actual figures required by the Salford services through detailed discussion with those providing the services.

Summary and implications arising from the needs data

The local health needs analysis highlights the following issues which need to be considered in when investing in and developing supportive and palliative care services locally:

A population which is in decline but that this decline is not evenly distributed across the wards, with some wards seeing significant population growth, consequently the distribution of resources needs to take this into account.

The general age profile is in line with national averages but again this is not evenly distributed across the wards, with some wards such as Eccles, Weaste, Walkden, and Seedley having between one in eight and one in ten of the population aged 75 years and over. Clearly ,this has an impact on the need to develop the appropriate services for older people in these areas, incorporating supportive and their palliative care needs.

The overall area can be described a socio –economically deprived and attention needs to be drawn to the associated health inequalities associated with areas of high deprivation.

Developing supportive and palliative care services that are sensitive to local needs is critical and as such particular notice needs to be taken of the distribution of people from Black and Minority ethnic groups. In particular, Broughton has the most diverse mix with a population of 9.3% from BME groups.

The local needs analysis highlights the increasing need for supportive and

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