Local provision of psychological support services
Hospital Palliative Care Team
Cancer Information Centre
Crisis Team - Community Psychiatric Nurses on duty via Accident and Emergency at Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Trust (Hope Hospital)
Palliative Care Counsellors
Community Mental Health Team
Primary Care Psychology services
St Ann’s Hospice
Chaplains/Spiritual Care Co-ordinator
Nurse Specialists /Psychological Support Nurse
Counselling – provided by sessional Counsellors (Little Hulton & Neil Cliffe Cancer Care Centre).
Community Specialist Palliative Care Team (serving Salford PCT residents managed by St Ann’s Hospice)
This is an acknowledged gap in service provision across the whole Network. A recent mapping exercise has been undertaken across the Network, which highlights the lack of appropriate access and a tiered model of psychological service as recommended in the NICE Guidance.
Further discussion about the proposed future model of Psycho – Oncology Services will be undertaken in the context of the overall proposed local model of Supportive and Palliative Care and the Northwest sector of the Cancer Network.
Social Support Services
The NICE Guidance outlines the various components of social care. These include:
Personal care for patients.
Preservation or enhancement of social networks.
Provision of information on local and national resources.
Access to safe living environments, which comply with (at least) minimum standards.
Provision of respite care.
Social Services (The Community Health and Social Care Directorate, Salford City Council)
The Community, Health and Social Care Directorate in Salford have a significant role to play in the delivery of supportive and palliative care to individuals and families / carers with moderate or complex needs. A full- time social worker is a member of