Admission to the Hospice Specialist Palliative Care Service does not necessarily mean you will be admitted to the Hospice Inpatient Unit. Wherever possible, care is provided in your home within your local community. However, there are times when symptoms can be more difficult to manage despite the best efforts to treat them at home. Under these circumstances, it can be beneficial to come in to the Inpatient Unit to adjust treatments.
We have six spacious single rooms which each look out to our beautiful gardens and Lindsay's Creek. Each room has its own ensuite bathroom, as well as a television, CD/DVD player. Patients in our Inpatient Unit, and their family and friends, are cared for by a team of specialist palliative care doctors and nurses. They also have access to the wider multi-professional Hospice team which includes psychotherapists, an occupational therapist, a spiritual care worker and a social worker. All patient meals are prepared on site in our fully equipped kitchen where patients' individual tastes are catered for as well as any special diets.
Family and friends are welcome in our Inpatient Unit and can stay over at the Hospice, either in the patient’s room, in one of our family lounges. We have a family kitchen and bathroom facilities available. There is also the option for family and friends to stay at Craigs Hospice Foundation House which is located at the end of the Hospice garden.