Hampshire Hospitals Palliative Care Service

We have dedicated Specialist Palliative Care teams operating at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Countess of Brecknock Hospice and the Mid and North Hampshire Community.

We can be involved at any stage in an illness when symptoms are complex but regular support is offered when needs are changing quickly and towards the end of life. Bereavement support is offered for families involved in our care.

We provide symptom control and psychological support for complex problems and support health care professionals delivering palliative care through education and training.

Our role involves:

  • Complex symptom management
  • Psychological care for patients and families
  • Professional advice and support
  • Ethical decision making
  • Community liaison and support
  • Any progressive, life-threatening disease

We know that improving physical symptoms such as pain and helping to address anxiety or low mood related to illness can make a huge difference to patients and their families. In many illnesses the stresses of adjusting and the emotions that are triggered can cause distress, the team aim to support you through this time. We aim to work with patients by listening to what is important to them, taking their goals and views into account. We recognise that this type of personal care is valued and we want our service to respond to what patients regard as important.

By offering individually tailored care, patients have access to a team of staff all trained in specialist palliative care. We provide a single point of referral to fast-track access to our service seeing urgent referrals within 24hrs and non-urgent within one week.


Countess of Brecknock Hospice Trust -Covid-19 Update

Updated as of 20 May 2021:

Although Covid-19 restrictions are being relaxed, the Hospice is an acute medical facility and will remain closed to the public for the time being.

Please do not ask to be admitted to the Hospice as we need to protect our patients and staff.  Please put letters or donations in the Red Post Box in the porch. It is emptied regularly. 

Although our Inpatient Unit is operating as normal, Visitor Restrictions remain in force.

Restrictions are lifting but we still need to restrict visitors to protect patients and staff. Please speak to senior staff or call 01264 835288 to find out how this affects your family. 

All visitors to the Hospice must wear the required PPE, which will be provided.  Please do not come to the hospice if you have symptoms, are self-isolating or been in contact with someone with symptoms.

Thank you for your support and patience, and for helping to protect our patients and staff.

Michele Gard

Director of the Hospice Charitable Trust