Hospice at Home FAQs

What exactly is the Hospice at Home Service?

Simply, we bring Hospice care into your home, giving the patient all the care and medical support that they need. Furthermore, we have access to the Hospice's multi disciplinary teams to ensure you get the full range of advice, care and support available, including our Spiritual Care Chaplain, Consultants, Physiotherapists or Bereavement Counsellor.

Anyone over the age of 16 registered with a GP, resident in the Portsmouth and South East Hampshire area and 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 refer you to the most appropriate healthcare services to get you the support and care that you require.