Anyone who has been given a terminal diagnosis can be referred to Hospice in the Weald for help. This includes any diagnosis, not just cancer. More than 50% of the patients known to us have diagnoses other than cancer, including heart failure, dementia, COPD and frail old age. If you feel the patient has complex symptom control needs or is likely to be in the last year of their life, then feel free to refer them to us.
You should first discuss making this referral with the person whom you are referring to make them aware.
If you are uncertain if the patient is within our catchment area or you want to talk about a patient who is not within the community we serve, please telephone 01892 820515 for advice.
Our Services are designed to support people in the last year of life, not just the final days or weeks. The earlier a patient can access our Services within this time, the more we are able to support them in making decisions that are right for them and their loved ones. Those who are important to them can access our Services within this time too.
This is not the case. Whilst you can be referred by a doctor or nurse, we also encourage people to refer themselves, or a loved one. Accessing our care is easy, a short form can be completed on our website and someone will call you back, or you can call us directly on 01892 820515, this number is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Find out more about what we do, including the support we offer through our five services, through our Help Hub and also how you can get involved with the Hospice.
We provide Hospice care through our five services to patients living with a terminal illness and to those important to them.
Our Help Hub has a wealth of supportive information for patients and those important to them
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