Philosophy of Care
Woodland’s Philosophy of Care was written and agreed by the staff in 1996 and applies to all areas of the Hospice. It is reviewed annually:
'At the heart of Woodlands is the individual who is seen as a unique person deserving of respect and dignity. Our aim is to support each person and family unit helping them to make informed choices and decisions affecting their lives.
Individual care is planned to support the total well-being of each person taking into consideration their physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs.
We will work together to provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere that accomodates diverse cultures and lifestyles within a calm, relaxing environment. As a team, we will strive to provide care of the highest standard by ensuring that staff are up to date with current research and training.
We are aware of the valuable work being undertaken by individuals and agencies in the community and will work in partnership with them to provide a centre of excellence for the people of Liverpool.'
Woodlands – the name is not without significance as trees rarely grow in splendid isolation and therefore the symbol of Woodlands is a small cluster of trees, representing our involvement with the person, their family and carers.