Hospice At Home - information for professionals

This service is provided by a team of experienced healthcare assistants who give practical nursing care and psychological support to patients and their families.

Patient's referral criteria
Patients must have palliative care needs and one of the following must apply:

  • Assessed to be in their last weeks of life.
  • Require support to facilitate a rapid discharge from hospital or hospice to die at home.
  • Requiring support to facilitate a rapid discharge from hospital or hospice to die at home.
  • To support the patient whilst awaiting a bed in the Hospice.
  • Support the patient whilst awaiting a bed in the Hospice.
    NB. all referrals must be under the care of the District Nursing team. Care management remains the responsibility of the GP and Distric Nursing team.
  • Patients must be over the age of 18 and have consented to referral to the service.
  • Patients preferred place of care is home

How to Access the Service
If you are a health care professional you can refer here

*Emergency referrals may be received up to 4pm for same day response

Availability
The service offers night sits from 10pm to 8am for patients who meet referral criteria subject to availability.

General Information
A response to the referral is normally given within 24 hours.

Any changes in a patients' needs or situation should be relayed via the Hospice at Home phone number.

Hospice at Home staff will record notes on the electronic patient record (SystmOne).

Stay in touch

We might also occasionally send this information in the post. You can update your contact preferences at any time by emailing consent@stroccos.org.uk or phoning 01925 575780. We promise to respect your privacy and that the data we gather and hold is managed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018. For more information please see our Privacy Notice.

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