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Unfortunately patients and families who have received hospice/palliative care services have remarked that they wished they had been referred to such services earlier. Many patients only receive hospice/palliative care in the end-
Awareness and visibility can be increased in a number of ways. It was suggested that an Awareness/Information/Fundraising event is held at the Quagga Centre, where all members of the Palliative Care Forum can present their organisations and what their contribution to palliative care and the welfare of the Pretoria West community is. This event can also be used to recruit potential volunteers and community caregivers.
Access to palliative care services should be advocated by all members of the Forum in the community of Pretoria West area, both to residents and to organisations working in the area. Residents needing palliative care should be able to access a palliative care service through a referral to the relevant organisation by any other organisation working in the area.
Palliative Care services would be provided more efficiently if relevant stakeholders are informed about referral procedures. It would be very beneficial to the community of Pretoria West if all organisations working in area could be each others’ eyes and ears and if cross-
All members of the Forum declare by endorsing this document that they understand and respect that all patient information shared with them with regard to referrals is confidential and that they consent to this confidentiality clause.
All organisations working in the Pretoria West area appear anecdotally to experience a shortage of home-
All professional nurses, enrolled nurses, home-
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