St. Anne’s Hospice
Harding Avenue, Malpas, Newport, Gwent. NP20 6ZE
Palliative and End of Life Care Cancer/non-cancer
Adults with life-threatening illnesses
St. Anne’s hospice have 10 in patient beds and is registered with Health Inspectorate for Wales to provide specialist palliative care for adult patients who reside within the 5 local health board areas of Gwent. Cancer/non cancer (96%, 4%)
Works within the organizational management structure of St. Joseph’s independent hospital but hospice unit is independently clinically managed.
Key Learning Opportunities:
Patients are admitted for complex symptom management, psychological support, rehabilitation, occasional respite and end of life care.
Ongoing bereavement support is provided for families.
Holistic care is provided within a multidisciplinary approach and in collaboration with the Community Palliative Care Team, Social Services and the Trust (NHS) Palliative Care Consultant and Team.
- To offer insight into the unique specialty of in patient Palliative and End of Life Care Nursing provided by a non-statutory healthcare provider.
- Assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care of adults at the end of life
- Interdisciplinary working
Opportunities to develop specialist knowledge working with Nurse Specialists and other MDT members
Preparation For Practice:
In year three in the specialist placement students may be allocated to St Anne’s Hospice for three weeks as part of their palliative care rotation which includes and 1 week with the Hospital Palliative Care Team and two weeks with the Community palliative Care Team e.g. St David’s Foundation.
In year three community placement students may be allocated to St Anne’s for a few days rotating to or from their main community base placement, to gain particular insight into in patient palliative care nursing.
No jewellery / perfumes Minimal make up
Students must have their ID badge on display at all times whilst on St Anne’s premises