The service is designed to offer respite care 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 so they can remain at home if they wish.
The team provides nursing and 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, and patients will be referred by one of our Nurse Specialists or another healthcare professional including 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