Members of our clinical team at our Crimple House Hospice are taking part in an important study researching clinically assisted hydration in patients during their last days of life.
We have been selected as one of 80 sites taking part in the CHELsea II study, which is led by the University of Surrey and Professor Andrew Davies.
It is hoped the study will make an important contribution to knowledge around end-of-life care, and in turn, the comfort of patients who hospice teams like ours care for.
As with everything we do, we will be putting our patients and families first, and maintaining our high standards of compassionate care while the study takes place.
Our Clinical Director Dr Liz Brown, who is coordinating Saint Michael’s involvement, said: “We are proud to partner with researchers and fellow clinicians to take strides in understanding how best to care for people at the end of life, and strengthen our commitment to further improving our services.”