Thank you to Nicky Parkes, Clinical Manager Adult Services, Julie Huttley, Clinical Director, David Houston, Chief Executive and all the staff who attended across all departments at Trinity Hospice for kindly inviting Tommy along to give 2 talks. You can follow the Hospice on Twitter at @
Nicky met Tommy at a conference and made a pledge to invite him to visit the Hospice, meet the staff and speak about the project and his caring experience.
Trinity hospice is situated in the Fylde coast and cover Blackpool CCG and Fylde and Wyre CCG. The Fylde coast has a resident population of 360,000 people approx. Trinity Hospice is a registered charity and support many patients with life limiting illness and those important to them. Offering a range of services that span hospital and community, providing 24 hour access to care and advice that include:
- Clinical nurse specialist teams in community and hospital
- 20 bed in-patient unit
- Day therapy services
- Counselling and bereavement services
- Education Teams that support care homes
- Hospice at Home night service
The day was a truly inspirational. meeting everyone and learning about the great work that they do.
Thank you from all the #DCV team for the kindness and wonderful pledges below.
I pledge to take more time to listen to my patients’ stories / life before their diagnosis.
Samantha Moore – Staff Nurse Trinity Hospital
I pledge to continue to support my team. To support the people we care for.
Sarah Roberts – Team Leader Clinical Nurse Specialist Team.
I pledge to support “What matters to you?” and “Who matters to you” is embedded within the care and support of patient’s known to Trinity Hospice.
Julie Huttley – Clinical Director
I pledge to help carers in my practice stopping isolation. Stop isolation care for the carer. Promote awareness of help for everyone – to stop isolation.
I pledge to continue to care. Think more about how have I made you feel today? Listen to “What matters to you”?
Josie Phillips – Sister Trinity Hospice
I pledge to spend time finding out about the person and their families story of life rather than their presenting condition.
Alison Jones – Advanced Nurse Practitioner Trinity Hospice
I`m not a carer, but I can make everything run smoothly behind the sense so that others can are. I will also share Tommy and Joan`s story.
Helena Lavin – Finance and Retail Director Trinity Hospice
I pledge to be the best nurse I can and hold someone’s hand and listen every day.
Michelle McKie – Senior Staff Nurse Trinity Hospice
I pledge to spend more time listening to patient’s stories.
Vicky Rashid – Staff Nurse Day Unit
I promise to keep listening to and loving the stories behind the names on the and the carers, in our lives.
Jo Allutt – Trinity
I pledge every day of my working life I will always take the time to listen and care, show kindness.
Marie Borris – Trinity Hospice Blackpool
My pledge is to always listen, to stop people and ask them if there ok. To make sure I listen and act only on the things people would like me to act on.
Claire Frith – Palliative Care Nurse Trinity Hospice Blackpool
I pledge to act upon what is important to each of my patients and their loved ones.
Patrick Blencowe – Senior Staff Nurse in Patient Unit Trinity Hospice
I pledge to ensure I care for all people to the best of my ability and give them the best care I possibly can.
Samantha Gill – HCA Trinity Hospice Day Therapy Unity
I pledge to take out “What matters to you” and “Who matters to you” out to the care homes.
Vivienne Trott – Trinity Hospice and Palliative Care Services
My pledge is to always treat my patient’s like I do my own mum take the time to understand how their life is right now.
Anne-Marie Wilkinson – HCA Trinity Hospice
Tick Tock Tick Tock. So, busy and watching the clock. Taking a minute to dispel the fears upon the face with a friendly smile and warm embrace.
Julie Olsen – Associate Clinical Nurse Specialist
My pledge is to ensure the counters have a national 24/7 dementia helpline. Scotland and Wales have one but not England and NI. There are moves afoot to set this up. Hopefully there will be one soon.
Derek Fisher – Via Email