Marie Curie and Liverpool CCG: support at home at the end of life

In Liverpool, we’ve been commissioned as a partner in STARS (Supportive and End of Life Care Service)  . We work with healthcare professionals to ensure each patient gets the care they need in their final weeks of their life.

The challenge: patient support needed so people can die at home

Most people want to spend their final weeks at home, but for this to be possible they need to receive a range of expert support. This could include support overnight, and is also likely to include help for their families and carers.

The solution: joint support for people at home

Liverpool CCG   commissioned Marie Curie as a partner in STARS (Supportive and End of Life Care Service). We work with our fellow partners Carers Trust 4all   and Home Carers Liverpool Limited HCL   to support people in their own homes, as well as to help their families and carers.

Our healthcare professional colleagues refer patients who are at the end of life to STARS. A STARS registered nurse then works to make sure the right care is in place for the patient – this can include care overnight as well as during the day.

The team also makes sure families and carers have access to psychological support and advice.

The outcome: more people are able to die at home

Patients can be supported at home during the final weeks of their lives. This is generally where they want to be, and also reduces unnecessary pressures on hospital beds.

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