This year for AHP Day we are celebrating ‘AHPs in the right place, at the right time, with the right skills’
At the Hospice of the Valleys we have one Allied Health Professional – Alice, our Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist.
Alice qualified as a physiotherapist in 2004 and has worked with adults and children’s both in hospitals and in the community. She has had senior jobs in the Children’s Hospital for Wales, Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice and at Velindre Cancer Centre. Over the last ten years she has specialised in palliative care; she has completed a Masters in Palliative Care at Cardiff University and is now an Honorary Tutor on the same course.
Alice has worked at Hospice of the Valleys for over 6 years now.
“I feel I am able to contribute hugely to the care received by patients and their carers at the Hospice, I have knowledge and skills that are unique to me as a physiotherapist which I use to make sure our patients are receiving the best care. I help our patients to set goals, and to work towards something important to them, despite their life limiting illness. I can help them to manage problems with walking and getting around as well as more specialist symptoms such as breathlessness and fatigue. It’s such a privilege to be able to come alongside our patients and to help them adjust to their diagnosis, and to help them live life to the full.”
Alice has recently set up a new trial service at the Hospice, Living Well, where the team aim to help you identify and achieve goals around managing your condition, helping you to ‘LIVE WELL’.