Care Homes

At Hospice of the Valleys we have a dedicated Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) who provides palliative care for our care home community in Blaenau Gwent.

Any life limiting condition can seem frightening for patients and those closest to them.  It is important to know that your CNS is there to support you and those important to you.

All of our nurses have expert knowledge and skills in managing your symptoms; also recognising that emotional, spiritual, family and financial worries might be just as important to you as the physical problems.

We aim to:

  • Support you while you are facing serious illness
  • Provide advice about pain and other symptoms
  • Offer practical suggestions to help you do things that are important to you
  • Offer support to those close to you
  • Inform you about services that might be helpful to you, such as complementary therapy
  • Help you to plan for the future

With permission, your CNS will discuss your care with your GP and care home staff who will still be responsible for your medical and nursing care in your care home.