Our inpatient unit can accommodate up to 12 patients at any one time. Beds are in private bays with their own TV, recliner chair and storage unit for personal items.
The medical and nursing staff are experienced in palliative medicine and are supported by a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) of specialist nurses, allied health professionals, social workers, spiritual leaders and bereavement support workers who assist in providing a seamless service for patients across hospital, community and hospice boundaries. This multi-disciplinary approach allows the palliative care team to address the physical, emotional, spiritual and social concerns that arise with advanced illness.
Following admission, patients are assessed and individual plans of care are developed through discussion with the patient, their relative and carers. During the course of the patient's stay at the Hospice this plan of care is regularly assessed and altered in response to the patients individual needs.
Discharge planning meetings are held for all patients from the Oldham borough prior to their discharge. These meetings are attended by the relevant health care professionals together with the patient and their relatives or carers. This enables that the appropriate care package can be put into place prior to the patient's discharge home or to an alternative place of care. This ensures the discharge is safe and well supported.
Comprehensive channels of communication are in place to ensure a seamless service between hospital, hospice and community.
If you feel that you or a family member is in need of the inpatient service the Hospice provides, you must speak to your or their GP, hospital consultant, community nurse, Macmillan nurse, hospital or community associated health professional, as all referrals must be made through one of these sources.