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34 Link-Up: Improving End of Life Care for Patients with Learning Disabilities
  1. Heather Morris, Project Coordinator,
  2. Julie Harding, Assistant Director of Business Development,
  3. Jeanette McCartney, Senior Nurse Manager and
  4. Patricia Bird, Practice Development Nurse
  1. Royal Mencap Society
  2. Choices Housing Association
  3. Douglas Macmillan Hospice
  4. Douglas Macmillan Hospice, North Staffordshire

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Aim: To develop links between the local hospice and a local housing association, in order that nursing staff can enhance their knowledge and understanding across both specialities. Background: In April 2007, a project coordinator was appointed to lead a palliative care project for people with learning disabilities. One of the aims of the …

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