New role to improve palliative and end of life care in Angus

Angus Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) has appointed Elaine Colville to a new senior nurse role to develop and strengthen adult palliative and end of life care across Angus.

New role to improve palliative and end of life care in Angus

Angus is one of the first HSCPs in Scotlad to develop a strategy for palliative and end of life care for adults. Elaine, who has 24 years of palliative care experience, will work alongside staff in community hospitals and care homes to improve the care delivered to people, in addition to working on strategy development. The strategy for palliative and end of life care for adults will include all areas where people are cared for and supported.

Elaine said, “I will be listening to and gathering the views of people’s experiences of palliative and end of life care. I am keen to hear about what is done well and what we can do better. We need to ensure the strategy is future-focused and deliverable.”

Gail Smith, Head of Community Health & Care Services (North Angus), said, “The Angus HSCP is very appreciative to Forfar-based charity Lippen Care for providing funding for this important post.

“A major element of Elaine’s role is the provision of education, both formal and informal, to the multi-professional and multi-agency team. We are delighted to welcome Elaine to the team.”

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