Hospice at Home

Our Hospice at Home service, delivered by specially trained healthcare assistants, provides packages of care to help people remain at home in the later stages of their life.

You can hear from our Hospice at Home carers here.

Care within a familiar setting

Our experienced healthcare assistants support patients and their families, keeping the patient as comfortable as possible within a familiar setting.

Hospice at Home at the end of life

At the very end of life, our Hospice at Home team will work with the family to agree a number of visits to meet the patient’s personal care and emotional support needs.

If a patient requires more intensive medical or nursing help, or is struggling with symptom control, the Hospice at Home team will work alongside our specialist community palliative care teams, district nurses and GPs.

Where available, our Hospice at Home team can also offer overnight respite care, sitting with the patient to allow their family members/carers to sleep.


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

Monday-Friday: 8am-6pm
Saturday-Sunday: 9am-5pm

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