A hospice team’s efforts have been recognised with a nomination for a leading national award for their work in managing delirium amongst patients receiving end of life care.
Willowbrook Hospice, which cares for people with life limited illnesses across St Helens and Knowsley is one of only five UK hospices shortlisted in the Palliative and Hospice Care Team category in the British Medical Journal’s 2018 awards.
Now in their tenth year, the BMJ awards celebrate the inspirational work done by healthcare teams.
The nomination acknowledges the work that Dr Paula Powell, Willowbrook’s Clinical Lead palliative medicine, and her team have been doing on the THINK delirium project whereby staff are trained to recognise and manage one of the most common symptom in palliative care, according to best practice guidance.
Paula says: “The project has been a real team effort and has also drawn on the feedback from patients on how best to give information. As Clinical Lead I am delighted that the hard work of the whole team has been recognised as we continue to strive to provide the best possible care for patients of Willowbrook Hospice.”
The BMJ Award winner will be announced May 10th in London after a further assessment of the nominated teams.
For more information on Willowbrook Hospice, please visit www.willowbrook.org.uk