Hospice at home

Our Hospice at Home service gives extra support to help you remain at home, particularly in the last few days of your life.  

We  work closely with GPs and District Nurses; giving physical and emotional support to you, your carers and loved ones.

Before coronavirus the service ran 24 hours a day, seven days a week and could provide urgent overnight or daytime periods of nursing care for patients at home. Currently…

We can help you: 

  • with ‘crisis care’ where your situation is changing rapidly and there is a high risk of unnecessary admission to hospital. Our team can help at short notice. 
  • with ‘packages of care’ which are time-limited and are offered whilst a longer-term provider of care is identified.
  • with ‘carer support’ where we help your carer, so it makes it more likely you will stay at home if you want to. This also includes where we help you so your carer can get support at St Richard’s Hospice, their own appointments, or have the time for some uninterrupted rest.

How to be referred for care

We receive referrals from other hospice staff, GPs, District Nurse teams, acute and community hospitals. Find out more about referrals.

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