Hospice at Home
Woodlands Hospice at Home provides extra support, for patients living with life limiting illnesses and those approaching the end of their lives, and who have a South Sefton GP. The service helps patients stay at home for as long as possible by providing additional support, often at very short notice. The service works alongside GP’s, District Nurses and other community services to enhance what care is already available and not replace it.
There are three elements to the service:
Woodlands Hospice at Home provides specially trained care assistants who support patients and their families in their home for a period of time, working alongside the District Nursing teams and other community services. The sitting service is available day and night as appropriate.
Accompanied transfer home
Leaving the Hospice or hospital can be very daunting. On discharge, Woodlands Hospice at Home may accompany patients home from the Hospice or hospital and help the patient and their family through the first few hours at home. They ensure that everything is in place and hand over to the District Nurse service or the next visiting carer.
Sometimes patients with serious illnesses are admitted to the Hospice or hospital because there is a crisis at home. In order to try and reduce unnecessary admission, at the request of the GP or Community Specialist Palliative Care Nurse, the consultant-led Woodlands Hospice at Home team may visit the patient at home to provide specialist advice and support.
To find out how to access this service please visit our referral page
We accept referrals from GP’s, District Nurse or any other Health Care Professionals.