ellenor is a specialist palliative care provider for adults and children in Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley, and children across West Kent and the London Borough of Bexley. We have an in-patient and outpatient and living services at Northfleet, comprehensive Hospice at Home services and a range of out-patient and community services all supported and delivered through a multi-disciplinary team.
The Inpatient Ward currently has 7 beds, and the model is a multi-disciplinary approach. The medical team provides medical support to the patients, including ward rounds, admissions, and MDT meetings.
There is an outpatient Adult Living Well Service, out-patient clinics along with Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Wellbeing Services, provided including Complementary Therapy, Counselling, bereavement, and family and carers support, and Chaplaincy.
The Community Service comprises the Adult Hospice at Home Team and a Care Home Support Team. The medical team provides support to this service by reviewing patients in clinics, at home and in nursing homes.
The Children’s service provides specialist nursing support as well as hands-on nursing and short breaks to children with cancer or palliative care needs in their own homes. The medical support for the Children’s team is provided by the children’s GP and the Consultants at the Tertiary centres in London
The population of the core area (Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley), where both adult and children’s services are provided; is approximately 270,000 people, with over 45,000 adults above the age of 65. The children’s service area also extends to Bexley and West Kent with a total current caseload of all areas covered of around 120 children.