Hospice in Your Home

We believe that Hospice care for the residents of Wigan and Leigh should extend beyond the Hospice building.

Hospice In Your Home

Our Hospice in your Home service has been developed to provide care for people in their own homes.

Our aim is to offer support additional to that being provided by other health and social care providers.

We will achieve this by delivering an extra layer of care and support focussed on meeting the unique needs of our patients and their families or carers.

Supporting patients to stay at home

The team is made up of Qualified Nurses and Healthcare Assistants who support patients in their own homes. The team is able to offer:
• Hands-on practical support which can include assistance with personal care depending on individual need. Light snacks and drinks can be prepared.
• Emotional support for our patients, their families and carers.
• Carer breaks of variable duration based on individual need and service availability.
• Overnight care from 10pm until 7am provided by an experienced Healthcare Assistant.

Referral to Hospice In Your Home

Patients must be referred to Hospice In Your Home by their District Nurse, GP or Hospice Nurse Specialist.

Schedule of visits

Once referred to the service a member of the team will visit the patient in their home to discuss how the service could help and to agree the times and frequency of visits. Overall responsibility for the care of the patient will remain with the patient's GP and District Nurse.

Volunteer Companionship Service

We have a team of trained volunteers who are able to offer a companionship service to patients who access or have accessed the Hospice In Your Home service.

How much does the service cost?

The Hospice is a registered charity and all services are provided at no cost to you.

Hospice In Your Home is a member of the National Association for Hospice at Home www.nahh.org.uk/


Hospice in Your Home can be contacted on 01942 525566 or email: enquiries@wlh.org.uk

 

 

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