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Hospice At Home - information for patients
This service supports patients to stay at home where possible if it is your wish to do so.
We can will support you and your family where you are most comfortable – in your own home, with familiar surroundings during the last weeks of life.
We also provide support and care during a time of crisis to reduce the chance of an unnecessary admission to hospital.
We can offer interim support on discharge from the hospital or from our inpatient unit, enabling you to return home if appropriate.
Who will provide my care?
Our Hospice at Home experienced healthcare assistants will provide this service in conjunction with other care providers. Your GP and District Nurses will continue to manage and plan your care.
When is it available?
Night sits are available between the hours of 10pm and 8am and will be agreed following referral.
Alternatively short day time visits may be offered if this is more appropriate to your needs.
How can I be referred to Hospice at Home?
Referrals are accepted from any healthcare professional involved in your care.
In the case of self-referrals we will ask your consent to contact your GP for more information about your condition.
If you are a health care professional you can refer here.
Discharge from the service
This is a short-term service and should your condition stabilize, you may be discharged from the service. However, you can be re-referred if you should need us again.
We might also occasionally send this information in the post. You can update your contact preferences at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org 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.