A national initiative to help improve end-of-life care for patients and their families has been adopted by staff at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH).
The Oswestry-based hospital has formally pledged its support to the implementation of the Swan Scheme – a national initiative, first launched by Salford Royal NHS Trust, which aims to support patients in their final days of life and their families into bereavement and beyond.
The Swan model of care is about providing individualised end-of-life and bereavement care for every patient and their family. The Trust will be purchasing Swan boxes, which will be given to the families of dying patients and will contain relative support information leaflets, toiletries for the patient or their loved ones, a small pack of tissues, a small ribbon-tie bag for jewellery or a hair lock, and a bag for any of their belongings.
The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital Trust launched “Swan” schemes in 2017.
To read the full story about Oswestry Orthopaedic Hospital joining in this scheme click here: https://www.rjah.nhs.uk/About-Us/News/End-of-life-Swan-scheme-launches-at-RJAH.aspx