How to refer
Referrals may be made by any professional involved with the care of the patient or patients and relatives can also refer themselves.
24-hour refferal number 01482 785700
Criteria for admission:
All adults over the age of 18 with a progessive life-limiting illness can be reffered to the hospice.
Reasons for referral can include
- Pain and symptom management
- Care in the last days of life
- Family support (social, spiritual, psychological, bereavement)
- Respite care
Once we have liased with a patients GP, refferals for admission to the Wilberforce Unit are responded to immediately and the aim is to admit the patient within 8 hours. All referrals to other services provided by the hospice are responded to within 24 hours during the working week.