NHS South Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has recommissioned the night sitting service for patients in South Norfolk requiring care at the end of their life.
The current contract, which is sub-contracted by Norfolk Community Health and Care (NCH&C), to the Marie Curie Nursing Service, is due to finish on 30 September 2016. The new service will commence on 1 October 2016, and will be provided by All Hallows Healthcare Trust.
The night sitting service provides support and care for patients at the end of their life, to ensure that they are in comfort throughout the night and to provide families and carers time to rest.
Following a recent procurement process, All Hallows Healthcare Trust will take over the contract from 1 October 2016. All Hallows Healthcare Trust is a local CQC-registered provider of night sitting services, as well as providing Daycare, Homecare, Meals on Wheels, Outpatient Therapies, care for people with neurological disability, and running a community hospital and nursing home.
Howard Green, Chief Executive of All Hallows, said: “All Hallows is extremely pleased to be able to extend its longstanding service providing end of life care to local people.”
Dr Andrew Hayward, Clinical Lead for End of Life care for NHS South Norfolk CCG, said: “The CCG is pleased that the night sitting service will be provided by All Hallows, an experienced local provider of care and support for patients. This is the latest development in providing an integrated approach to end of life care for people living in South Norfolk.”