Patients, Families & Carers

Making a Referral

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

Response times


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.