Important Mercy Parklands Updates:
At Mercy Parkland’s our approach to end of life care is based on nationally recognised guidelines and our collaborative, holistic approach. It is a process of discussion and shared planning for future care, placing the resident at the centre of discussions. It involves their GP, our multi-disciplinary care team and should they wish, family and friends. The planning process helps residents identify their personal values and preferences which are then incorporated into plans for their future care.
We deliver 24-hour specialist care in comfortable, single rooms. Our registered nurses are trained in palliative care and help manage physical symptoms including pain, sickness, tiredness or loss of appetite while our chaplaincy and spiritual care team is available seven days a week to address the spiritual or religious needs of residents and families. They also provide grief, loss and bereavement support to residents and families before, during and after death.
No One Dies Alone is based on the premise no one is born alone, and no one should die alone. Mercy Parklands is dedicated to providing caring, bedside companionship for dying residents who are alone at the end of life.
No One Dies Alone is a volunteer programme that provides the reassuring presence of a volunteer companion for a resident who may otherwise be alone in their final days. Specially trained volunteers, compassionate companions, provide that support. No One Dies Alone is also available for residents whose family members are in need of respite or support.
Find out more about becoming a volunteer for this special programme.