The Lincolnshire Palliative Care Co-ordination Centre
St Barnabas host The Lincolnshire Palliative Care Co-ordination Centre (PCCC) which is an administrative centre that matches care needs with care providers for patients who have palliative care requirements. Care is provided for days and/or nights.
Referrals are taken by telephone and fax from community case managers, community nursing staff, hospital discharge liaison nurses, hospice discharge nurses and clinical nurse specialists for patients who:
- Have a palliative care diagnosis
- Are aged 18 or older
- Are registered with a Lincolnshire GP
There are two experienced clinicians working with the PCCC administrators and they can be contacted via the PCCC. Calls initially are answered by administrators. Clinical staff are available for clarification and discussion as well as for support and signposting.
There is a SystmONE template which will need to be completed before a referral can be accepted by the PCCC.
A prioritisation tool is used for all referrals. Please click here to view the Responsive Needs Tool.
Level three patients will receive dedicated end of life care. This will be provided by St Barnabas Hospice @ Home and Marie Curie staff — Rapid Response and Marie Curie night service — for the most part, with a minimum of agency input. Support also is available from the out of hours service.
Level two patients will receive a mixture of agency and dedicated end of life carers.
Level one patients may receive agency care only. Support is available for managing the impact of level one patients with reference to unmet need and signposting for a carer’s assessment, Care for the Carer contact, and support from charity/volunteers etc.
Level two patients will need to be reassessed once a fortnight, and end of life patients will need to be reviewed daily. Information from the reassessment needs to be fed back to the PCCC so that care packages can be modified in response to patient needs. Patients requiring Marie Curie night care also will need to be reviewed fortnightly. The PCCC will not be able to rebook care if the reassessment has not been completed.
Contact the PCCC on: Tel: 0845 055 0708 • Fax: 01522 520877
The centre is open 365 days/year
Monday to Friday - 09.00 to 18.00
Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays - 09.00 to 17.00