Kingston Hospital has recently launched a new Carers’ Clinical Liaison Service.
This service benefits unpaid carers residing in any borough who are concerned about their own health, wellbeing, and confidence to provide care for the person they are caring for, during or after a hospital stay.
Our Carers’ Clinical Liaison Practitioner will meet with the carer to conduct an initial assessment of the carer’s needs, co-designing and delivering a plan of support with and for the carer. The service has been set up in collaboration with the Richmond Carers Centre and Kingston Carers Network.
Angel Thompson, Kingston Hospital’s Carers’ Clinical Liaison Practitioner, said: “I am really pleased that we have been able to introduce this new service for carers. We hope this work will have a positive impact on the wider support for carers and will provide them with reassurance that they are acknowledged while the person they care for is an inpatient with us.”
Carers who have benefitted from this service have said “it was so good to have my needs heard and understood for the first time in all my time in and out of hospital with my father.”
If the person you care for is currently an inpatient at Kingston Hospital or coming to our Emergency Department and you are interested in the finding out more about the Carers’ Clinical Liaison Service, let ward staff know and they can make a referral on your behalf.