The EACH Symptom Management Nursing Service are a team of specialist nurses who work closely with families, children, young people and other professionals involved in their care, providing symptom management advice and support.
The team's aims are...
- to provide families with the choices to manage their child's health needs and symptoms
- to work in partnership with families to develop an individual symptom management plan which can be used by everyone working with them.
What families say:
I wonder how we ever managed before we had a symptom management nurse! Having someone join 'Team William' who has the time and specialist knowledge to support us, and who is connected with our other specialists has been so helpful. It has taken a lot of pressure off us as parents, has made us feel more supported and less worried for the future, and given us a safety net for when things suddenly get a bit overwhelming.
- Helen, William’s mum.
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Using EACH allowed us to spend as much quality time together as a family in Finnbar’s last couple of months. All the support we were given was so important to us. The journey was so difficult and fast-paced, having the Symptom Management Nursing Service was so important - they were able to fight our corner at a time when we were becoming exhausted.
- Tristan and Claire - Finnbar’s mum and dad.
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The EACH Symptom Management Nursing Service were a great support to us on our journey. They would be completely honest with us about what was happening, or about to happen. They helped us to create an end of life plan that we felt comfortable implementing when the time came, enabling us to have a choice of where Effie was to spend her final days, which was very important to us. Without their team we would have spent so much more of the little time we had with Effie stuck in hospital.
- Carly, Effie's mum.
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