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Table 2 Collaborating Organisations

From: Introducing the trajectory Touchpoint technique: a systematic methodology for capturing the service experiences of palliative care patients and their families

Alias Geographic Area & Profile Services
Blue Hospice Elegant Spa towns and affluent, leafy suburbs in North of England.
Significantly higher than national average of education levels and home ownership. Population is older than UK national average.
Inpatient Unit; Outpatient center; Caregiver & Bereavement Groups
Red Hospice Prosperous urban area in South East England.
Significantly higher than national average of education levels and home ownership. Population is older than UK national average.
Inpatient Unit; Day hospice; Hospice@home; Caregiver & Bereavement Groups
Yellow Hospice Inner City in North West of England.
City is classified as economically deprived with lower health status that national average, despite its younger average age.
Inpatient Unit; Day center services; Caregiver & Bereavement Groups
Green Hospice Metropolitan District of North West England.
Highly eclectic socioeconomic profile. This hospice serves areas that appear in the top and bottom 15% nationally most/least deprived areas. Population is aging.
Inpatient Unit; Day therapy unit; Hospice@home; Caregiver & Bereavement Groups
Purple Hospice City in North East of England serving some rural areas too.
Serves an area with significant pockets of social deprivation. Younger than average population.
Children’s Hospice with Inpatient Unit, Respite Services; End-of-Life Bereavement Suites; Sibling, parent & bereavement groups
Palliative Care Unit City North West of England.
Economically deprived city with large health and wealth inequalities. Age profile younger than national average.
Specialist hospital inpatient unit; referrals solely from the hospital; for most complex end-of-life needs
Specialist Palliative Care Services Operating from a specialist NHS hospital based in a City in the North West of England, this specialist palliative care unit serves patients from the whole of the North West of England. Multidisciplinary Specialist Palliative Care Team delivering a range of support & pain management
Hospice@Home Market towns in affluent area of North England.
Significantly higher than national average education, employment, and home ownership.
Palliative care delivered to the patient’s home during final expected 6 weeks of life