The service is designed to offer respite to allow carers to get a good night’s sleep. It also allows quicker hospital discharge and helps prevent unnecessary hospital admissions.
We also offer Hospice at Home care in the last few days of a patient’s life. This allows patients to remain at home, if they wish.
The team provides personal care and will sit in the same room as the patient, or a room close by, if preferred. Carers use room monitors and carry out regular, discrete visual checks to monitor a patient’s condition.
We offer Hospice at Home in conjunction with other services. Patients will be referred by one of our Nurse Specialists or another healthcare professional. For example, a member of the Specialist Palliative Care Team and Integrated Discharge Service at the RUH.
Referrals to Hospice at Home can be made 7 days a week by calling our Clinical Coordination Centre on 0345 0130 555