The SWAN end of life and bereavement model is about providing excellent, individualised care to every patient and their family - every time.

It is patient and family focused and centres on meeting the unique needs of each individual and their loved ones. The SWAN is an enabling model which supports staff in clinical areas to become specialists in end of life and bereavement care. Its ethos is about empowering staff and giving them permission to go the extra mile in order to meet patient and family needs.

We encourage patients to discuss any specific needs and support they may have with our staff, including chaplaincy support. The staff will do their upmost to support individual needs and promote comfort at end of life.

Swan.pngIf you are visiting one of our wards or departments and see the SWAN symbol (see right) displayed, please be mindful of maintaining a quiet and peaceful environment wherever possible.

If you have any questions about the SWAN model, please speak with a member of staff.

The SWAN model has been adapted from the Northern Care Alliance.

The team consists of:

  • End of Life Facilitators
  • Project Lead
  • Specialist Palliative Care Team
  • Specialist Palliative Care Consultant