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Carers giving subcutaneous medications in the home
Seriously ill people often want to spend their last days of life at home being cared for by family or friends.
Carers who are looking after a dying person at home can be taught to give top-up doses of subcutaneous medication to the person for whom they are caring. This will be in addition to the care they are already receiving.
In collaboration with other organisations in Suffolk, St Nicholas Hospice Care has developed a policy which allows this training to take place. It is suitable for carers who are freely willing to be trained, where an MDT (comprised as a minimum of their GP and community nursing team) have agreed that the carer is suitable to receive training.
St Nicholas Hospice Care will provide/support this training, as needed.
Please download the relevant documents below
Booklet (for use in household)