Hospice at Home Thinking about how you want to be cared for is difficult and can be upsetting to discuss with your loved ones. When you plan ahead and share what is important to you, and how you would like to be cared for, your loved ones will find comfort in knowing that they are carrying out your requests. It will also help you to stay in control, as your condition progresses. Hospice at Home brings expertise from Longfield into your home. You might feel much happier surrounded by the people and things you love rather than being on a busy hospital ward. Our Hospice at Home nurses aim to give you that choice by working with other healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive care for you and your family. Your GP and the District Nurse will remain as your key contacts, and they, along with other health and social care professionals, will work together to help in carrying out your care plan. We provide care based on your needs, which may include frequent visits during the day from one or two of our team and care overnight, if you need it. We aim to manage symptoms such as pain, breathlessness and nausea, and to give your family support. They may also benefit from the chance to have a rest, take a break or spend some relaxed time with you. Our Hospice at Home service is designed to support people to be cared for and to die in their place of choice, providing a service that is able to respond rapidly to referrals and is highly responsive to changes in a patient’s needs. Providing care at regular intervals during the day and also overnight, our team of skilled and experienced health care assistants and registered nurses operate 24 hours, 365 days of the year. Everyone in Gloucestershire should have access to Hospice at Home, so we work in partnership with Leckhampton Court and Great Oaks Dean Forest Hospice and providers in the North Cotswolds to provide flexible Hospice at Home care. Please note that for Hospice at Home services, all referrals need to be made by a healthcare professional, such as a district nurse, GP, consultant or clinical nurse specialist. If you are a healthcare professional looking to refer a patient, please click here to refer a patient.