Patients often have internal venous lines that need treatment and management, between chemotherapy sessions.

This initiative was born out of patient need, following a conversation with a patient who was undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Prior to the commencement of this service, local patients, who are often unwell and fatigued, were having to travel to Winchester or Basingstoke for management of these venous lines.

The advantage of the Hospice offering ‘Line Care’ is that local patients can access our service, local to their own home, at a time that is convenient to them. We often have patients who will pop in for appointments in the evening as this fits in with family or working patterns.

We are also able to offer this service 7 days a week and will also take bloods, disconnect chemotherapy and give injectable medication if required. This hugely supports local people, who are unwell and vulnerable. Feedback from patients is extremely positive, they appreciate the convenience and locality of the service.

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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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