New Film on End-of-Life Care

Local charity Paul Sartori Hospice at Home has been awarded £450 from the Port of Milford Haven Community Fund towards its Advance and Future Care Planning Service. This grant contributed towards the costs of producing a film promoting the service, which is provided by registered nurses.   

The grant, and non-cash support from Dooper.TV, has enabled the charity to produce a professional film.  This film will be a valuable resource used to showcase the service and highlight its benefits.  It will be used at public presentations, at Inductions to staff and volunteers, and by other health and social care professionals for education and signposting.

The film outlines the importance of considering future care if there comes a time when someone is unable to make their own decisions.  The Paul Sartori Advance and Future Care Planning Service is offered by experienced nurses, who are able to support conversations, give advice on the different types of documentation and can assist in drafting the paperwork. 

They can liaise with the wider multidisciplinary teams, should this be required, to ensure safe sharing of any advance care plan.  An advance care plan can enable a person to identify their values and wishes, share the information, and record who they want to be involved in any future decisions. It may include specific instructions about treatment or care choices as well. For example, people may want to be cared for at home, in a hospice or in a hospital; they may have religious or spiritual beliefs that they would like to be respected.

“The video concisely, informally, reflects the aim and potential benefits of the advance care planning service and how to access this resource” said Fay Morley, advance care planner coordinator. 

An advance and future care plan can provide invaluable information and instruction for a family or loved one along with the healthcare provider, to make decisions often at emotive and difficult times, including end of life.

There is no cost to an individual wishing to undertake an advance care plan with Paul Sartori. Individuals have to be registered with a GP in Pembrokeshire and the team accept referrals from all sources, if consent has been obtained. The team does not provide legal advice. Information can be provided and consultations arranged. The team also supports training and education to a whole range of organisations. 

If you want to know more, visit the Paul Sartori website: https://paulsartori.org/acp/, phone 01437 763223 or email acp@paulsartori.org. The video can be viewed via the charity’s YouTube channel, website or social media sites.

Lauren Williams, community engagement assistant at the Port of Milford Haven, said: “We’re delighted to be able to help Paul Sartori highlight vital services which make a significant difference to thousands of people across the county.” 

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