Matron Jo Craddock
Consultants Dr Sanjay Shah and Dr Fiona Wiseman
Family Work Team
Palliative Specialist Care Nurses
The team is led by our 2 Consultants in Palliative Medicine
Dr Sanjay Shah and Dr Fiona Wiseman and their supporting medical staff.
The medical staff work in very close partnership with other specialists such as :-
Palliative Specialist Care Nurses - District & Marie Curie Nurses - Lymphoedema Nurse - Local GPs Pharmacist - Clinical Psychologist - Social Worker - Occupational Therapist - Physiotherapist -Hospice Chaplain - Housemother
Admin & Clerical - Ancillary - Fundraisers
The work of Cransley Hospice is only able to function and provide the high quality level of care expected of such a unit with input from all of these staff who work together as a close-knit team.
Currently, the Consultants at Cransley Hospice are Sanjay Shah and Fiona Wiseman.
The Inpatient Nursing Team
Led by Matron, we work in two teams, Blue and Red. On admission the patients are introduced to the nursing staff that will be caring for them. After assessment by the nursing and specialist medical team a patient’s care is planned and explained by the identified Registered nurses.
There is always a trained nurse on duty who is responsible for co-ordinating the delivery of planned care. This nurse is also available to answer any questions the patient and family have and can arrange appointments with the medical staff.
The nursing team are supported in the need to maintain continual professional development, undertaking specialist training to gain wider knowledge and experience to ensure they are able to deliver a high standard of patient and family centred care.
The Occupational Therapist
The Occupational Therapist can assess patients on the ward, arrange home visits prior to discharge when necessary or visit people in their own homes. They can offer advice on alternative methods of carrying out tasks to promote independence or reduce fatigue and can also assess for, and provide equipment and adaptations to assist with, carrying out daily living activities.
The End of Life Care (EoLC) Team
End of Life Care Team based at Cynthia Spencer Hospice, consists of experienced Palliative care specialist nurses who work in close collaboration with the Specialist Palliative Care Service.
The team’s key function is to facilitate the delivery of high quality end of life care, irrespective of the patient’s diagnosis or place of care. The EoLC team promotes and supports the implementation of end of life care tools such as the Liverpool Care Pathway and the Gold Standards Framework as identified in the End of Life Care Strategy (DH, 2008).
Although the team do not work directly with patients they aim to positively influence the quality of care by providing education, advice and support to staff in Palliative Care units, Care Homes and the community regarding end of life care issues.
The team also hosts and delivers palliative care education on a variety of current topics. If you require further information please contact the Team Leader: firstname.lastname@example.org 01604 678153
Palliative Neurology Team
Cransley Hospice is the base for the North Northamptonshire Palliative Neurology Team consisting of a Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist. The South Team is based at Cynthia Spencer Hospice in Northampton. We aim to support people with a diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease or other degenerative neurological conditions with a limited prognosis such as multi-systems atrophy and progressive supranuclear palsy.
The Hospice is also supported by a small team of registered volunteers who give their time in offering us help on a daily basis.
The provision of some complementary therapy from trained volunteers is available should patients request this.
Diana Patrick, Fundraising Manager
Diana Patrick was appointed as a part time Fundraiser for Cransley Hospice and the Community Palliative Care Fund in July 1999. Her previous experience in fund raising was as a parent when her sons were at Cranford School where she became the Chairperson of the Friends of Cranford School. As Fundraiser, Diana's role is divided into two main areas - obviously to raise funds for the Hospice and also to raise the profile of the Hospice within the local community.Diana is also a qualified nurse and has worked at Kettering General Hospital for over 30 years where she still works 10 hours a week on the Endoscopy Day Case Unit
Debbie Grant, Fundraising Assistant
Debbie has been a member of the Fundraising Team since June 2006. Debbie used to be the diversional therapist at Cynthia Spencer Day Hospice. So Fundraising was totally new to her, the role of Fundraising Assistant is to support the major community fundraising events such as the Tree of Lights and Road Race and to provide clerical & admin support to Diana.
Chris Holliday, Charitable Funds Administrator
Chris joined us from Kettering General Hospital where she was the Palliative Care Co-ordinator working for the Macmillan Nurses. Chris will be responsible for dealing with matters surrounding all donations such as writing thank you letters, Gift Aid and maintaining our comprehensive donor database.
Bonnie Reed, Assistant to the Fundraising Team
Bonnie has been the latest member to join the team as an assistant to provide general help to the whole team. She has worked in the NHS for many years, working in areas such as Occupational Therapy and Employment Services. Her role in the Fundraising Team will include meeting and greeting our many visitors to the Fundraising Office, taking of minutes for meetings, dealing with invoices and many other roles to assist the team.
To contact the Fundraisers, please ring us on 01536 527407