In Patient Unit Janet And Crumble 01

In-Patient Unit

Important Coronavirus Information: Visiting the In-Patient Unit
Updated: Friday 27th March 2020

To ensure the safety of patients and employees during the Coronavirus outbreak, nominated visitors only will be able to visit patients. This will be limited to one visitor per patient at any one time. Patients will be asked to nominate a maximum of two people who are immediate family or a close friend.

When visiting the Hospice, visitors will be asked to confirm that they are symptom-free and this will be assessed by the Hospice team. If they are in any doubt, visitors will be asked to immediately leave the building and telephone 01424 445177 to discuss how they can be in contact with their loved one.

Anyone permitted to visit the In-Patient Unit must ensure they adhere to the two-metre social/physical distance requirement and wear any protective clothing as required.

Whilst we recognise the impact this will have on our patients and their loved ones, we hope that you understand that this is to protect patients and employees.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

At the Hospice we try to make every patient’s wish come true. It was such a special moment to see Janet so happy with her horse Crumble in a relaxed environment, and the sun beaming down; it was priceless
Jo, Holly Ward Sister  

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 support 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.