Doctors Hospital of Manteca partners with Bristol Hospice to bring comfort to end of life patients
In collaboration with Bristol Hospice and its hospitalist physician partners, Doctors Hospital of Manteca has launched a new general inpatient care program for hospice patients.
The goal of the program is to provide compassionate, individualized care and relief of suffering and pain for patients with acute or chronic symptoms who are in need of end-of-life care.
“We are so pleased to offer this service to our patients who may need extra care at the end of their life. By allowing patients to stay at our hospital for care, instead of transferring to an outside facility, it is not only less stress on the patient, but on the family as well,” said Eleze Armstrong, CEO of Doctors Hospital of Manteca. “It is always incredibly rewarding to engage in these types of partnerships that allow us to empathetically meet the needs of our patients and families during a very vulnerable time.”
The hospice program at Doctors Hospital of Manteca provides patients with around-the-clock comfort care and time with their families in a comfortable home-like setting. The hospital team provides expert medical care, pain management and emotional and spiritual support tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes. Support is provided to the patient’s loved ones as well.
“Our multi-disciplinary team focuses on meeting the physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of our patients and their families or caregivers. The program is designed to restore dignity and provide a sense of personal fulfillment to patients facing a terminal illness,” Armstrong added. “The focus is on the patient and the family rather than the disease.”
Patients are accepted into the program at Doctors Hospital of Manteca through inpatient hospital care or those transported to the emergency department for a clinical need.