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.


The Oak Centre

If you feel you may benefit from support from our Oak Centre (our service for day patients) fill in our enquiry form and someone from the centre will be in touch (please note this team works part-time).

You may also attend one of our drop-in Brew and View sessions to find out more about the Oak Centre or telephone the centre on 01942 525566. The Brew and View sessions take place Mondays and Wednesdays between 10.30 and 12noon and on Tuesdays between 1pm and 3pm. Everyone is welcome.

Alternatively you may refer yourself to the Oak Centre. Please download a Self Referral Form and post your form to the Oak Centre, Wigan and Leigh Hospice, Kildare Street, Hindley, WN2 3HZ.

This form can be completed electronically if you wish and emailed direct to the service at:, but please be aware we cannot guarantee secure encryption of details sent to us via your personal email account.

Other Hospice Services

All of our other hospice services require a referral from a healthcare professional. If you feel you should be referred to one of our hospice services other than the Oak Centre, 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.

Referrals for hospice services other than the Oak Centre 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 Wigan and Leigh Hospice Referral Form
Download our Referral-Guidelines