The Living with Advanced Liver Disease project offers a unique shared care approach to help patients who are living with advanced liver disease and their carers.
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals' (BTUH) Liver Team and St Luke's Hospice in Basildon are working together to help those who are having active treatment for advanced liver disease at BTUH to access the supportive care services offered at St Luke's Hospice.
St Luke's support services include:
- Counselling and emotional support
- Complementary therapies such as aromatherapy and massage
- Monthly patient support group (2pm-4pm on the third Thursday of each month)
- Monthly carer support group (7pm-9pm on the last Wednesday of each month)
Patients with liver disease can only be referred to St Luke’s Hospice via the liver clinic at Basildon Hospital
The Living with Advanced Liver Disease project is part of the Health Foundation's Innovating for Improvement programme.
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The project won the Hospice UK Innovation in Care Award 2016
Read the press release from St Luke's Hospice in which Advanced Liver Disease patient John Moore shares his experience.