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 the hospital.
Our nursing team consists of experienced hospice nurses who will visit patients and provide a flexible and responsive nursing service in the patients own home between 7:30am and 9pm. The Hospice at Home service is designed to work alongside, and in addition to, services provided by the District Nursing team, Home Care providers and Macmillan Nurses.
The 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.
Thanks to the Norman Stollar Foundation which part funded the pilot scheme which received an overwhelmingly positive response, the Oldham CCG has agreed to fund this service substantively. This enables us to provide Hospice standard care to Oldham residents in their own homes.
This service is available to Oldham residents who are registered with an Oldham GP.
Feedback has already been so touching, here are a few of quotes from thank you letters and cards we have received:
"Dear Hospice at Home Team,
We wanted to send our heartfelt gratitude for the care, kindness and utmost professionalism offered my dad, during the last hours of his life.
It brings me great comfort to know that he had his wish to die at home.
You were wonderful with him, if you would have seen him before he deteriorated, he would have enjoyed chatting with you and shared a joke. He was an amazing, wonderful man.
"...my mum deteriorated in health very quickly and I found myself struggling to cope. After making enquiries at the Hospice in the morning, we had a visit the same afternoon. The nurses came to see my mum again that evening and spent a good deal of time, washing her and caring for her with competence, compassion and a great sense of humour. Sadly my mum passed away during that night but when the nurses came back as planned the following morning, they were such a help to me and my dad. They were supportive, caring and practical which was exactly what we needed. I only wish I had known about the service earlier as I can't recommend it enough! Thank you."
"...the compassion and care you gave made such a difficult time a little easier (if that's at all possible!). We can't thank you all enough."
For referrals please contact our Community Services Lead Nurse, Lindsey Harper, on 0161 624 2727.