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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Countess of Brecknock Hospice Trust -Covid-19 Statement

Updated as of 5 January 2021:

The Hospice is closed to the public following the Covid-19 Lockdown announced on 4 January 2021.

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 are in force.

Visits are restricted to close family only.  Number of visitors and duration of visits are also restricted.  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 over this difficult time, and for helping to protect our patients and staff.

Michele Gard

Director of the Hospice Charitable Trust