I arrived full of trepidation. Hospices are sad places - or so I thought. I've been here 10 days now and not one day was spent in sadness.
Following a discussion with you and your family, our experienced team will offer you a programme of care to suit your needs. We are committed to involving you and your family in all decisions about your care.
In addition to our key services, our in-patients also have access to other services such as; complementary therapies and counselling from the Sara Lee Trust (an independent charity based within St Michael’s Hospice), physiotherapy, spiritual care and support from our Social Workers.
People are admitted to the Hospice for a variety of reasons:
- Assessment – a period of close observation to clarify your palliative care needs and to plan future care
- Symptom control – to help alleviate the concerns and issues you have
- A step down from hospital, in order to get you stronger, improve your well-being
- End of life care – to provide care, and support in a safe environment.
A common myth is that people come into the Hospice to die. The reality is very different; we aim to improve quality of life.
Referrals to the In-Patient Unit
Admission to St Michael's Hospice is upon referral by GPs, specialist healthcare professionals and our Hospice at Home team. Healthcare professionals can download our Referral Form via the healthcare professional section of our website and return via email.
These documents are also available through HARMLESS.
Get in touch with St Michael's Hospice
To discuss admission or our other services further, please contact 01424 445177.