The main aim of our Hospice at Home service is to provide patients and their families with the appropriate level of additional care required to ensure the patient has the support they need to remain in their own home, if this is their preferred place of care, and to prevent any unnecessary admissions to hospital.
Our nursing team consists of experienced hospice nurses who will visit patients and provide a flexible and responsive nursing service in the patient’s own home between 7am and 9pm. The Hospice at Home service is designed to work alongside, and in addition to, services provided by the Community Nursing team, Home Care providers and Community Specialist Palliative Care Nurses.
Our team visit patients and families to provide patient care and family support based on individual needs. The timing, length, and frequency of visits is flexible and is determined by the needs of the patient. When a patient is accepted into the Hospice at Home service, family members will have access to the team delivering care by calling the Hospice at Home mobile telephone number. This will be provided by the team when they visit.
This service is available to Oldham residents who are registered with an Oldham GP.
For referrals, please contact our Lead Nurse for Community Services, Lindsey Harper, on 0161 624 2727.