Referrals to the hospice come from GPs, hospital specialists, district nurses and other community professionals.

Information for Patients

In order to access hospice services you must be aged over 18, live in Wigan Borough (or have a Wigan borough GP) and must have been diagnosed with a life-limiting condition which cannot be cured.

All of our hospice services require a referral from a healthcare professional. If you feel you should be referred, please speak to the healthcare professional most involved in your care (GP, district nurse, hospital consultant).

You may require hospice services if:

  • You have physical symptoms such as pain that are not controlled
  • You are in emotional distress

Find out more about the services we provide for patients.


Information for Healthcare Professionals

We prioritise referrals by need. Find out more about this.

Referrals for hospice services can only be made by healthcare professionals. Referrals should be sent directly to the team on the single point of access form. This must be emailed using NHS email to or posted to: Medical Secretaries, Wigan and Leigh Hospice, Kildare Street, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 3HZ

Download our Referral Form