Hospice at Home provides hospice care to those who wish to live, to be cared for and to die in the comfort of their own home.
The service is jointly funded by the NHS and the Peace Hospice. Care is based on the Hospice philosophy which values each patient as an individual and recognises the carers’ need for support.
Our Hospice at Home team consists of a trained lead nurse who co-ordinates a small team of trained nurses and health care assistants who visit your home and work very closely with the district nurses. Patients remain under the care of their GP with the district nurse as their Keyworker. The team can offer personal and nursing care, advice on pain and symptom control as well as emotional and practical support. The team also provides support for relatives and carers.
Hospice at Home can respond quickly during a period of crisis. This can involve 3 visits a day for up to 7 days, prior to other carers being in place. Patients can also receive complementary therapy within their own homes provided by a member of the Hospice Complementary Therapy team who will be skilled at working with these specific health issues.
We also have a team of trained volunteers who are able to offer respite visits to carers as well as carrying out light domestic tasks.
The Service is available between 8 am and 8pm every day of the year.