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Community services

Our Community Service aims to provide care to patients and families in their own homes.

In order to meet the many and varied needs of all our patients and their carers, our Community Service is delivered by a skilled multi-disciplinary. Click the information below to find out more about the team.

The Community Service team is lead by our Consultant/­Medical Director. Medical Outpatient appointments are available and, in some cases, domiciliary visits can be arranged.

The team is employed by Springhill Hospice and is similar to Macmillan nursing teams elsewhere. The nurses offer specialist support for patients with advanced life limiting diseases and work closely with the patients GP and primary care team by;

  • supporting the patient in their preferred place of care,
  • offering advice and support to the family/carer in relation to the patients illness,
  • advising on symptom control issue.

Our Hospice at Home team delivers skilled nursing care to patients at the end of life and provides support to their family and carers in their own home.The team work closely with current services including, District Nurses, to provide an additional element of support at this difficult time. the Hospice at Home service can also provide a Night Sitting service.

The primary aim of our Physiotherapy service is to support the patient to achieve their maximum potential function within their own limits, in turn, promoting independence and dignity and improving the patients quality of life.

Community Volunteers get the opportunity to support our patients and their families in their own homes, providing a valuable few hours a week of companionship with a patient, allowing families and carers a well earned break.

For more information contact Laura Shaw on Laura.shaw8@nhs.net

Psychological, emotional and spiritual support will be available to patients and families from the Hospice Counselling Team.

Counselling services will be available via an Outpatient Clinic and where appropriate home visits will be available.

24 Hour Advice Line

Advice and support is available 24 hours a day for both healthcare professionals and patients/­families. The Advice Line number is 01706 653555.