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Cottage Hospice admission information

Cottage Hospice is, and will continue to aspire to be, a COVID-free site, and in the days before coming to Cottage Hospice, patients, family caregivers and their designated visitor will be tested to maintain this.

We are also taking extra precautions to keep everyone safe. Face coverings are being worn in communal areas and we are checking visitors’ temperatures on arrival. You will be given more and the most up-to-date information when you are at Cottage Hospice, or you can contact us with any questions you may have.

It is really easy to access any of our services at Hospice in the Weald. All patients can access our care themselves without having to be referred by their GP or a doctor. You can do this via our website by clicking ‘Access our Care’, or by contacting the Hospice. When you get in touch, you’ll meet with one of our members of staff, usually someone from our Hospice in the Home team who will talk you through all of our services and if appropriate can discuss Cottage Hospice when you are ready.

If Cottage Hospice is right for you and your loved ones, before you arrive, you and your family caregivers will be introduced to the Agreement, a document that ensures that there is an understanding of what is expected in terms of care from you, but also from us. Your Hospice in the Home nurse will talk you through this and be on hand to answer any questions that you have.

Cottage Hospice is available to any Hospice in the Weald patient regardless of how near to Cottage Hospice you are. You’ll most likely talk to one of our Hospice in the Home Nurses to discuss which of our Services is best for you.

Cottage Hospice is for patients who are thought to be in the last few weeks of life. At this point, care needs can be more challenging and family caregivers may benefit from the support here. Cottage Hospice offers a different place for patients and those important to them to be at the end of life in a home from home environment.