Hospice at Home

Hospice at Home can enable our patients to remain at home, if this is their wish, for as long as it is safe and appropriate and may help to prevent hospital admissions. It enhances the care already being provided by the family and helps reassure them that their loved ones are in safe hands.

Our Hospice at Home is available free of charge to anyone with palliative or end of life care needs who is registered with a Wirral GP. It brings our specialist care and support to those who have identified their home as their preferred place of care.

Through Hospice at Home, our patients, their carers and their families have access to palliative community care which can helps to support their physical, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual needs.

What to expect

  1. The Hospice at Home Team who will enable and support you and your family are our Hospice at Home nurses, our Health Care Assistants, our Volunteer Hospice Companions and providing overnight care, Marie Curie Health Care Assistants
  2. Hospice at Home is designed to provide short or longer term care depending on your particular needs and to enhance support given by your carers and family at specific stages. This means that Hospice at Home doesn’t need to be continuous if you, for example, become stable and/or are feeling well.
  3. Once you have been referred to Hospice at Home, we aim to contact you within 48 hours to arrange an assessment visit
  4. If you have to cancel a visit from Hospice at Home, we will offer you the next available appointment we have available. Our appointments are prioritised on a needs basis so we will do our best to attend as soon as possible
  5. We will review Hospice at Home care every six weeks to make sure it remains most appropriate for your individual health and emotional needs

We realise this is difficult time but we would value any comments that you or your carer or family would like to give about our Hospice at Home care. So please do let us know about your experiences and any suggestions that you would like to share with us.

Hospice at Home: 0151 482 8984 (Monday - Friday 9am – 5pm)

You can leave a message on the answerphone outside these hours.

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