Integrated care at the Hospice
At St Michael’s Hospice our Integrated Clinical team provide holistic support and care to people living with a serious advanced illness and their families. We also provide bereavement support to people across Hastings and Rother.
The Integrated Clinical team is made up of professionals from different disciplines including doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, bereavement counsellors, social workers, spiritual care coordinators, assistants and volunteers. They all work together to ensure the support we provide is as seamless and joined up as possible.
For example, a person living with advanced heart failure may see one of our doctors to assess and control their chest pain, receive input from our physiotherapist to manage their breathlessness so they can remain as independent as possible, whilst their carer may receive support from our social workers about their worries for the future. We know it makes a real difference to be able to receive the right support, from the right person, at the right time and our Integrated Clinical team aims to achieve this.
We are delighted to introduce new senior clinical leaders to you: Evelyn Prodger, Clinical Services Director, an experienced nurse leader and esteemed Queen’s Nurse; Niks Kent, Head of Integrated Clinical Services – Wellbeing, who brings expertise in Social Work and Safeguarding; and Beverly Pryke Head of Integrated Clinical Services – Nursing and Education, who has a wealth of experience in specialist palliative care nursing.
With strong leadership across our Integrated Clinical team, and representation from different clinical backgrounds, we can ensure our teams provide the best holistic support and care to patients and families.