Weldmar Hospicecare is now able to support more people with a life limiting illness in Dorset as the charity expands its care to cover more neurological conditions.
Weldmar has provided care for those in Dorset with Motor Neurone Disease for a number of years, and now those with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Cortico Basal Syndrome, and Multi System Atrophy can also benefit from the expertise of Neurology Nurse Specialist Rose Elliott, and Neurology Nurse Charissa Bartram.
Neurology in Dorset
Rose says, “The difference that Weldmar can make to people with these conditions is having two experienced nurses, based locally, who they can contact with issues, concerns, or symptoms. We visit them at home, or in care homes or hospitals if that is where they are, and work with other health and social care providers to help provide a seamless service. Also, they and their carers and loved ones will have access to Weldmar’s 24 hour advice line, which provides support and reassurance whenever it is needed.”
“Weldmar nurses are experienced in assisting with advance care planning and opening up conversations, which may not otherwise be had, about concerns currently and for the future.”
Caroline Sweetland, Direcor of Clinical Services, adds, “At Weldmar, we constantly strive to respond to changing needs and to ensure that all those who need us can access our services, and provide care to as many people as we can. Our care is not just focussed on people with cancer but also those with other life limiting illnesses like these neurological conditions. Being able to provide a specialist nurse who can support them can make a huge difference to their lived experience.”