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Team member spotlight: Sam Riches

Monday 20th December

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Thanks to the grant awarded by the Essex Freemasons, Farleigh Hospice has been able introduce the role of a dedicated Care Home Coordinator.

Samantha Riches, has been with Farleigh since 2011, working within our Hospice at Home team. In her new role as Care Home Coordinator she will be the primary link between Farleigh and care homes across mid Essex.

Sam will be the key contact for people living in local care homes, their families and the staff supporting them. She will work with the homes to develop and maintain processes that ensure seamless care and support for residents with specialist palliative care needs, and referring them into the hospice.

Sam says: “Thank you to Essex Freemasons for providing the funding to allow us to create this project. The funding will help us to create and build relationships with local care homes, provide increased end of life support, and offer access to our Education Team.“

Our aim is to provide a dedicated supportive service which we hope will be beneficial to the care homes, residents and their families. We plan to hold regular care home clinics so that each care home can get advice from our registered nurses and clinical nurse specialists regarding residents that are approaching end of life. We will identify where further training in palliative care may be needed, and facilitate this through our Education Team.”