Hospice unveils major campaign to help patients in Lincolnshire

Plans have been unveiled to help patients in Lincolnshire.
Plans have been unveiled to help patients in Lincolnshire.

East Lindsey is set to be given a big say in how the growing number of people living with life-limiting illnesses will be cared for in the future.

St Barnabas Hospice has unveiled plans to launch a major listening campaign across the district so its 140,000 residents have an opportunity to share in, and shape, a new and ground-breaking approach to end-of-life care.

St Barnabas’ chief executive, Chris Wheway, said: “This initiative heralds the start of an exciting new era for East Lindsey. We want its community to join us at the very beginning of our journey to invest, improve and innovate in an unprecedented way.”

Coun Craig Leyland, Leader of East Lindsey District Council, said the initiative would pool the expertise of all the key providers of health and social care. He said: “I am delighted that the community will be at the forefront of this forward thinking, adding a unique and very personalised dimension to the way we develop our plans.”

A number of events held in the heart of the community will be staged to gain people’s views - with the first events set to be planned for early in the New Year and details of dates, times and venues will be shared soon.

Residents who cannot attend will be able to share their experiences and put forward their ideas in a series of other options made available.