Hospice at Home FAQs

What exactly is the Hospice at Home Service?

The simplest way to describe what we provide is that we take the Hospice into your home. Giving your loved one all the care and medical support that they need. Furthermore, we have access to the Hospices Multi-Disciplinary Team to ensure you get the advice, care and support that you and your loved one need. This can include a visit from our Spiritual Service, our Consultants, Physio, OT or Bereavement Counsellor.

Anyone over the age of 16 registered with a GP and who is resident in the Portsmouth and South East Hampshire area and is thought to be approaching the final days of life can be referred to the service.

Referrals to the service can be made by any health or social care professional involved in the patient’s care. All referrals must have the agreement of the patient, their family, GP or Community Nurse.

No the team are there to support the family as well. To ensure you have the strength to care for your loved one.

Giving the right support, reassurance and comfort to the family and carers of loved one, is a key part of our role. We are on call 24 / 7, to answer any queries you have and where possible come out to assist you in addressing the patient’s needs. For example our night services’, primary aim is to offer the family the opportunity to sleep and recuperated during an emotionally stressful time.

All of our services are provided free of charge and are funded through the money we raise through legacies, grants, fundraising activities and donations at the hospice.

Yes, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days in a year for patients who have been referred and assessed. The area we cover is Portsmouth and South East Hampshire. One of our aims is to support people who are dying, to stay at home where possible and to remain at home pending alternative support in appropriate cases.

The service is provided by Qualified Nurses and Health Care Practitioners that have expertise, knowledge and experience in palliative care.

We will ensure that we signpost you or wherever possible use our links throughout the healthcare services to get you the support and care that you require.