STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Campden Area Home Nursing is a charitable trust established in 1990 to provide nursing care for the terminally ill who wish to be cared for at home, in their last weeks of life. The service is offered FREE to anyone living within an approximate 12 mile radius of Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire.
We are proud to provide professional, specialist nursing care ensuring maintenance of pain relief and other symptom control. Our nurses also hope to provide much needed respite for the patient’s primary carer. They can provide support for the family as well as the patient and work as a team with the District Nurses and other medical services. We see ourselves as a service, complementary and supportive to other medical care teams such as Marie Curie Home Care, Macmillan Nurses and other Hospice At Home Teams.
CHN may be contacted by telephoning: 07780 660141.
HOW ARE REFERRALS ARE MADE?
Referrals are made by a patient’s General Practitioner or District Nurse Team or self referral. Our Nursing Co-ordinator, after discussion with the District Nurse, visits the patient and family to discuss with them the extra nursing care that they need. Our nurses work directly under the guidance of the patient’s G.P. and District Nurse.
WHO ORGANISES CAMPDEN HOME NURSES?
Campden Home Nursing is controlled and managed by a board of Trustees, two of whom are Doctors. Sarah Hudson-Evans is Chair of Trustees. The day-to-day organisation of the nursing is conducted by a Nursing Co-ordinator who reports regularly to the Trustees and who has established excellent links with local G.P.s and District Nurses. Philippa Knight, Nursing Co-ordinator, has been awarded a B.Sc. in Nursing and has studied Palliative Care at Diploma level. She is responsible for arranging clinical updates and mandatory training in which all Campden Home Nurses are required to participate.
WHO REGULATES US?
Campden Home Nursing is regularly inspected by: Care Quality Comission: Health and Social Care Regulator for England.
Care Quality Commission
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4PA
Telephone: 03000 616161
WHO PAYS FOR THE NURSING?
There is NO CHARGE to any patient or their family for the care that we provide. However, families are invited to contribute to the Trust if they are able to do so. We have minimal administrative expenses and over 90% of our donated funds are spent on nursing care.
WHERE DO OUR FUNDS COME FROM?
Gifts, legacies, contributions or covenants from patient’s relatives, friends and other supporters. Recoveries from patient’s private medical insurance: ie, BUPA or PPP. Sponsorship. Donations from trusts and businesses. Fund raising from well wishers and local groups.
CAMPDEN HOME NURSING – REPORT 2016
Campden Home Nursing is a palliative care team with charitable status, with approximately 14 Registered Nurses as part of our specialist team. We provide superb nursing care to people in our local community who are within the last few weeks of life and wish to remain at home in their last few days.
We tailor our service according to the needs of each patient and their family and provide specialist nursing care with a particular focus on symptom control and pain relief. In turn we provide much needed support to our patient’s families and carers at a very anxious time. The care that we provide is free to everyone, but we do of course welcome donations, if at all possible.
In 2016 Campden Home Nursing provided Registered Nursing Care for 38 patients.
In total we provided 1,188 hours of nursing care, comprising of night and day care. 1,107 nursing hours were night hours, covering 123 nights in total throughout the year.
The cost of a bed within an NHS hospital is approximately *£400 per day. Therefore Campden Home Nursing potentially saved The National Health Service £60,400 during 2016.
29 patients had a diagnosis of cancer and 9 patients were non-cancerous, including heart failure and motor neurone disease.
Geographically we cover 3 counties. 19 patients lived in Gloucestershire, with 18 patients living in Worcestershire and 1 patient from Warwickshire.
12 of our patients lived in Chipping Campden itself and 9 patients living in Evesham.
16 of our patients were female and 22 male.
*Data provided by DATA.GOV.UK-27/05/2015