Hospice At Home

Community Services

The best thing is knowing I can call you anytime day or night. It puts my mind at rest. I can get a bit anxious about what might happen so it’s reassuring to know you are there. I want to stay at home and be my own person. Being at home gives me the confidence to ask for what I want. Patient

Would you like the reassurance of specialised palliative care within your own home? Whether you need a nursing visit or just a friendly phone call, day or night, then the St Michael's Hospice at Home team can help.

Community Services take the specialist skills of St Michael’s Hospice into an individual’s home, enabling people to have a choice over their place of care. The team provides specialist palliative care when there are problems needing more expert input such as complex symptom control, emotional and psychological support. The team can provide hands-on nursing care in the short term, whilst a package of care is being set up.

Our clinical nurse specialists have a wealth of experience in specialist palliative care and  work alongside our Hospice at Home Staff Nurses and Health Care Assistants as one team. This is an  exciting time for Community Services as it will enable us to develop our services and improve continuity of care. We are also excited about the opportunities for us to increase collaborative working with our community colleagues to continue providing high quality person-centred care.

Our Night Sitting service offers relatives and carers the chance to have a good night sleep, in the knowledge their loved one is being cared for.

Referrals to Hospice at Home

Referrals are made by Hospital Consultants, Hospital Doctors, Nurses and all allied health professionals including nursing and care homes. The service draws on resources from St Michael’s Hospice and works in close partnership with our colleagues in primary care. All care is co-ordinated with your GP or District Nurse. We involve you and your family or friends in all decisions.

We promote independence and dignity, involving you in all aspects of your care.

Get in touch with Hospice at Home

If you think you could benefit from our Community Services please contact 01424 433933 or 07967 724731. You can also discuss your referral with your GP or District Nurse.