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Table 1 Composition of three Palliative Care Day Services (PCDS) centres in the UK

From: Exploring the costs, consequences and efficiency of three types of palliative care day services in the UK: a pragmatic before-and-after descriptive cohort study

  Centre 1 Centre 2 Centre 3 Notes
PCDS Operation in 2015     A
 Days in operation per week 5 3 5 A
 Sites where PCDS in operation 3 1 1 A,B
 Places available per day 15 12 15 A
 Attendance rate 75% 56% 60% A
Staff in 2018/19 (Proportion of FTE)     C
 Manager - social worker    1.0 D
 Manager - nurse 1.0    D
 Manager - allied health professional   0.6   D
 Associate Specialist Doctor 0.4    D
 Nurse consultant 0.2    D
 Social worker 0.6    D
 Palliative care nurse    1.0 D
 Occupational therapist 1.0 0.6 0.2 D
 Physiotherapist 1.0   0.2 D
 Registered nurse 1.0 0.6 1.0 D
 Rehabilitation assistant   0.6   D
 Health Care Assistant 1.0    D
 Secretary 1.0    D
Volunteers in 2018/19 (Proportion of FTE)
 Complementary therapists 2.0 0.2 0.4 D
 Drivers 3.0 3.6 2.4 E
 Hospitality 3.0 1.8 2.8 E
 Hairdresser   0.25   E
  1. A. Operational data from a mapping exercise of the three centres in 2015 - see [13]; B. Centre 1 operates 3 days a week at the main site and at two satellite units running one day a week each; Centre 2 now operates 5 days a week, with a satellite unit running two days a week; C. Staff and volunteer numbers providing from the three centres in 2018/19; D. From [32]; E. minimum wage rate for 2017/18 applied (£15,269 per year): source Office for National Statistics; FTE full-time equivalent