Family Matters at Richard House

Published: June 1, 2015

This Wednesday, between 1.30 and 4.30pm, we are holding our second Family Matters clinic, open to families who are registered with Richard House.

At each clinic families will have the chance to meet with a range of experts for a one-to-one, confidential consultation with the following:

  • A pharmacist from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals who will answer any questions and concerns around medication.
  • A children’s palliative care consultant from Great Ormond Street Hospital who will review  the health needs of children.
  • Professional advocates from LawWorks who will answer legal queries, for example about housing, residency or benefits.
  • Colleagues from Orchard Hill College who will advise on education and independent living.

Tracie Dempster, director of family and care services at Richard House said: “Staff throughout the hospice work very closely with a range of health professionals, so we decided to really harness this by inviting them in to meet with families and offer their specialised guidance.”

Tracie says the clinics will be evaluated after six months, and after that may look to involve a wider range of professionals.

Please note, these clinics are only available to families who are registered with Richard House. To sign up please contact Kelsey by phoning 0207 540 0217, or emailing KelseyH@richardhouse.org.uk