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Hospice in the Home

Hospice in the Weald is remaining up to date on the current outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and continues to follow advice from Public Heath England and the NHS. In some instances, we are taking additional precautions to safeguard our patients, families, carers and our workforce.

As part of these additional precautions, our Hospice in the Home team are telephoning patients to provide support and advice over the telephone, and are only visiting patients and families who require essential visits providing there are no signs and/or symptoms of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) within the household. Essential visits are agreed for patients requiring support in respect of pain, medications and/or end of life care.

This is to ensure that we follow thorough infection control measures, and focus staffing and resources at our In-Patient Ward in Pembury to provide the best possible care to patients, families and carers.

Patients or family members needing additional support or advice should contact us on 01892 820515.

 

Many of our patients are in their own homes, or in Care Homes, and this is where they choose to stay and be cared for until the end of their lives. Hospice in the Home is here to help and facilitate this for as long as possible, or for as long as the patient wishes.

Hospice in the Weald provides care completely free of charge to patients with a terminal illness, their families and carers in West Kent and Northern East Sussex.

For more information about the Hospice in the Home Service, please contact Louise Buck, Head of Hospice in the Home on 01892 820487 or louise.buck@hospiceintheweald.org.uk