"I just wanted to say how much I appreciated your help as I come to terms with the death of my wife earlier this year. You provided exactly the support I needed to move forward. A big 'thank you' to you and your colleagues for being there for me, I'm sure, many others."
What is Hospice at Home
HospiceCare is not about the building, but more about the way we provide and deliver your care and support.
HospiceCare is all about dignity, comfort and quality of life, whilst respecting your wishes and if your wish is to be cared for at home, then we aim to look after you and your family in a way which is meaningful and most important to you.
How do I access the Hospice at Home service?
You can refer yourself.
Alternatively, you can ask your District Nurse, GP, Heathcare provider or Care Manager from Social Services to make a referral for you.
Once the referral is received we will telephone you to arrange a visit by a Hospice trained nurse at a convenient time to you and your family.
Our Referral Criteria
The Hospice at Home service is for last days of life and emergency respite care.
Hospice at Home offers care and support to enable a person to stay in their preferred place of care.
The service is for patients and families with a high degree of need which cannot be fully met by other Healthcare providers.
The service provided may include full night shifts and days from 2 to 8 hours duration. Care needs are reviewed daily and service allocation is prioritised based on the patients' needs.
Care is predominately provided by nursing assistants with appropriate knowledge and experience in palliative and end of life care.
Reviews and assessments will involve input from our registered nurses in collaboration with patients' existing healthcare professionals ie: GP's, Macmillan nurses and District nurses.
Any existing care package should remain in place as Hospice at Home is a short term service.