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In-Patient Unit

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Only Health Care Professionals can make a referral to this service.

The Hospice consists of 8 In-Patient beds (1 of these being dedicated to respite). Each room is single occupancy, all with en-suite facilities of a bath or shower, TV and French window leading into the gardens. A guest room is available to relatives who are required to stay overnight.

About the In-Patient Unit:

We have 8 In-Patient beds, 7 of which are treatment beds for those patients who need pain and symptom control, psychological/emotional support or end of life care. There is also 1 bed dedicated to offer planned respite.

Each patient room is single occupancy and includes en-suite facilities with either a bath or shower. There are also French doors in each room allowing access to the patio/garden areas. A couple of rooms also have ceiling hoists fitted for those patients who require a little extra assistance with their mobility.

Respite:

There is one bed dedicated to respite provision to allow the patient/carer a short break of 1 or 2 weeks at a time up to 6 weeks in the year. Respite this is planned in advance. We ask that the patient is stable prior to admission and signs a ‘contract’ to agree to return to their normal place of care at the end of the stay.

Visiting:

We encourage visiting to be kept between 10.30am - 12 noon and 2pm - 8pm to allow the patients to have adequate rest during the day. A guest room is available for relatives who are required to stay overnight. There is a comfortable lounge and facilities to make tea and coffee. Children are welcome to visit but we ask that they are supervised at all times.

Who is the care for?

The In-Patient unit offers 24hr specialist palliative care to support patients requiring admission for pain or symptom management, psychological, spiritual or emotional support.

All of our clinical teams are dedicated to providing the best possible individualised care to our patients and their carers. Our team includes doctors, nurses, physiotherapist,lymphoedema nurse, chaplaincy, bereavement counsellors and complementary therapists.

We also work very closely with the Community and Hospital Macmillan team, giving our patients access to specialist nurses, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker and Clinical Psychologist.