Visting health chief impressed by hospice

Claire Henry visit
Claire Henry visit

THE head of an influential NHS programme gave the seal of approval to Boston’s Butterfly Hospice during a recent visit.

Claire Henry, programme director of the National End of Life Care Programme, called in on the Rowan Way facility and said: “The level of community support which has gone into supporting the Butterfly Hospice is impressive.

“This helps the hospice to fulfil the needs of patients and their families in Boston and the local area, working in partnership with other health and social care providers.”

The National End of Life Care Programme was set up in 2008 to support health and social care professionals to implement the Government’s End of Life Care Strategy.

The hospice trust is bidding to meet the criteria set out by the Boston area Clinical Commissioning Group so it can accept in-patients.

Hospice chief executive Judi Byrne said: “We were delighted to welcome Claire to the hospice and to share with her our work and plans for the future.

“In her role as programme director Claire meets many people working in palliative and end of life care across the country and her visit was very supportive and informative.”