Our services help people in different ways. Our referral criteria exist to help ensure we can understand the person’s needs and support them appropriately. For most of our services, we welcome self-referral but if this is not by the person who is to receive the service, it must be with their consent.
Longfield services are available to patients with a range of conditions; these may be oncological, neurological, circulatory and respiratory in nature. Our multi-disciplinary team can provide support with unresolved symptoms, whether they are physical, psychosocial or spiritual.
Day Services consists of Day Therapy and outpatient services. We welcome self-referral, however if referral is by a friend or a family member, GP, Consultant, District Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist and other Health or Social Care Professionals this needs to be made with the consent of the person being referred. The referrer needs to identify the reason for the referral and the current problems requiring specialist palliative care input.
HOW TO MAKE A REFERRAL TO DAY SERVICES:
Referrals can be made by telephone, fax or letter.
WHAT MAKES SOMEONE ELIGIBLE FOR DAY SERVICES?
- Patient has a progressive, active and potentially life-limiting illness
- Patient has unresolved, complex or rapidly changing needs that cannot be adequately met by the current care team
- Adults aged 18 years or over
- Patient accepts and consents to referral to specialist palliative care services
- Registered with a Gloucestershire GP
- Relative, partner or carer of patient who has received support or is eligible to hospice services
- Family and or/carers looking after the patient may be referred in their own right if their situation is complex and they need additional help and support in order to continue their caring role, even if the patient declines referral for themselves
TO MAKE A REFERRAL, PLEASE CONTACT US
HOSPICE AT HOME
For Hospice at Home, all referrals need to be made by a healthcare professional, such as a district nurse, GP, consultant or clinical nurse specialist.
REASONS FOR REFERRAL TO OUR HOSPICE AT HOME SERVICE
- To provide supportive care and symptom control, for people in the last three months of life.
- To prevent an unplanned admission to hospital or to assist with discharge from a hospital at the end of life.
OUR REFERRAL CRITERIA FOR HOSPICE AT HOME:
- The patient is an adult with a diagnosis of an advanced, progressive life-limiting illness and a prognosis of three months or less.
- The patient and family / carers consent to a referral being made to our Hospice at Home service.
- The patient is registered with a Gloucestershire GP.
- The patient is on, or to be accepted onto, the community nursing team’s caseload.
HOW TO MAKE A REFERRAL TO HOSPICE AT HOME
Referrals to Hospice at Home can be made by any health or social care professional involved with the patient’s care.
REFERRALS CAN BE MADE BY PHONE, PLEASE CALL 01453 733704 MONDAY TO FRIDAY.