When faced with a life-limiting illness, many people prefer to be cared for in their own homes where everything feels familiar and safe.

Hospice at Home enables patients with advanced disease to be cared for at home and to die at home if this is their preference. The aim of this service is to bring the benefits of hospice care to people in their own homes.

Although, we work very closely with the patient’s GP and community nurse, none of these services are available overnight.  A problem at 11am may be easily resolved but, at 11pm, a crisis can quickly occur without appropriate support.

Hospice at Home runs overnight between 10pm and 8am.  Care may be provided to prevent admission, or to facilitate a discharge from Hospice or home. The Hospice at Home team provide the peace of mind that a trained nurse can attend at night, should this be required.

Often Hospice at Home is used for crisis management of patients with complex symptoms, who are fast approaching the end of their life.

Our rapid response service aims to get to patients within 30 minutes and, more often than not, in about 20 minutes.  A registered nurse is able to assess and treat often complex and distressing symptoms in patients in their own home. This prevents a call to the emergency services or 111 and prevents unnecessary, inappropriate and often distressing admissions into accident and emergency departments.

Hospice at Home can also offer a respite night for families who may be struggling at home due to fatigue.

Hospice at Home offers immediate support and guidance to families at a very distressing time for them.

Patients are referred to the service by their General Practitioner or community nurse.

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Updated 17 December 2021:

Countess of Brecknock Hospice Trust -Covid-19 Update

The hospice is following guidelines to protect our patients and staff.

 You will be required to wear a clinical grade mask, socially distance where possible and regularly wash or sanitise hands.

Our Inpatient Unit is operating as normal.  However Visitor Restrictions are in force.

We 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.  If you are visiting, please do not come to the Hospice if you have any symptoms or are self-isolating.  You are recommended to take a lateral flow test before you visit.

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

Michele Gard

Director of the Hospice Charitable Trust

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