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Amanda, Hospice at Home Healthcare Assistant

06 March 2018

I often feel part of a Two Ronnies sketch with my job, as I seem to pop up everywhere in one of 3 roles!

Recently, most of the time, you will find me in the Arthur Rank Community Team office working 8:00am-6:00pm assisting the Hospice at Home nurses, booking night care in the community, processing referrals, phoning patient’s families and co-ordinating and allocating our amazing team of Healthcare Assistants and Nurses to patients.

I also work nights in the Community, providing care for patients in the last two weeks of life from 10:00pm-7:00am. We are all trained in palliative care and support patients and families throughout the night, assessing patients’ needs and giving feedback to the office at the end of the shift. It is a job where you feel very privileged to be able to care and support patients and families at this time.

Wednesday afternoons I help organise day therapy’s Social Group, supported by some great volunteers and Creative Activities Coordinator, Katie. This provides support for patients who are living with life threatening illnesses and gives them the opportunity to socialise with others and take part in things like crafts, quizzes and bingo, with a cup of tea and homemade cakes. It is a very popular group and we can have up to twenty patients in an afternoon.

I can honestly say I really enjoy my job, I am so fortunate to be surrounded by fantastic colleagues at Arthur Rank Hospice, who - even when the job is difficult - always have time to listen and be there for each other, and have a laugh and a hug when needed. It truly is my dream job!!

 

 

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