BARNEVELD Healthcare organization Norschoten from Barneveld, together with seventeen other organizations from the Eemland region, has signed a cooperation agreement within the Palliative Care Network. In this, Norschoten declares, together with the other organizations, that it is prepared to offer the best possible care to people in their final phase of life and to organize and develop everything necessary in collaboration with each other.
The covenant was signed by the board members of the member organizations on Tuesday 24 August in the chapel of the GGz Centraal location Zon en Schild in Amersfoort.
Palliative care is aimed at the highest possible quality of life and death for people who are terminally ill. It looks at problems of a physical, psychological, social and spiritual nature. Palliative care does not focus on a cure, but on maintaining autonomy, access to information and options for patients and their families.
Palliative care is intended for anyone dealing with an incurable condition or vulnerability, such as cancer, COPD, heart failure, kidney failure, dementia, ALS, MS and other neurological disorders. The palliative phase differs per person and per condition and can last from weeks to years.
The Palliative Care Network is a partnership in the Eemland region. This includes the municipalities of Amersfoort, Baarn, Bunschoten, Eemnes, Leusden, Soest, Woudenberg and part of Barneveld and Nijkerk. The aim of the network is to organize the care for people in the last phase of life as well as possible. By working together, the affiliated care providers want to improve the quality of care and the accessibility of care in the region. The organizations affiliated with Norschoten are Amerpoort, Movement 3.0, De Haven, De Luwte, GGz Centraal, Het Bezinningshuis, Hospice Dôme, Hospice Nijkerk eo, GPs Eemland, De Koperhorst, Proxima VPTZ, Sherpa, Silverein, St. Pieters and Bloklands Gasthuis, Thuiszorg De Gezusters and the Toon Hermans Huis Amersfoort.