Referrals can be made by telephone, fax or letter. Find out more
Our service helps people in different ways. Our referral criteria exists to help ensure we can understand the person’s needs and support them appropriately. For most of our services, we welcome self-referral with the person’s consent. For details about referring a patient
Yes, please see our education programme to find a course
All our day services are supported by a mix of qualified staff, registered nurses, healthcare assistants and volunteers. Hospice at Home is supported by registered nurses and healthcare assistants. Within the Hospice at Home team, there are three clinical co-ordinators who are registered nurses.All staff have induction and role specific training, ongoing supervision and personal development.
We have a range of adapted equipment, such as hoists and wheel chairs for patients to utilise when they visit. For community hospice at home patients equipment such as syringe drivers, hoists and sliding sheets are provided by the district nursing service.
Please contact Hospice at Home team on 01453 733704. Our oncall service runs from 5:00pm - 10:30pm Monday to Friday and Weekends 7:30am – 10:30pm. Please leave a message and a member of the team will return your call.
Yes, please notify us if a patient who has received hospice services dies. This allow us to ensure that we follow up through our bereavement services in a timely way. It also allows us to cancel any visit or booking that we may have made.
We have a team of volunteer drivers who we can arrange to transport patients to access our day services.
For hospice at home in evening, weekend and during the bank holidays please contact the team through the usual number.
Hospice at Home care can start before funding is in place, however we do request that CHC funding is applied for whenever possible . As a charity, we rely on this to contribute towards the cost of providing this service.