Care in the Hospice
To speak to someone about being referred to the Hospice please contact us.
Some of our patients may have a more complex mixture of physical, emotional or spiritual needs and therefore require admission to the ward for specialist care. The care team on our 21 bed Inpatient Unit at Ashgate Hospicecare are there to provide specialist care, support and advice to people who have a progressive illness which is not curable.
We aim to improve our patients’ comfort and quality of life by seeking to understand how they are feeling, alleviating pain and easing any distressing symptoms, all in the aim to help patients maintain their dignity and independence. Most patients stay for a period of assessment and are often able to return home after receiving treatment. We also provide out of hours telephone advice and support to patients, carers and other health professionals.
We aim to treat each person as an individual and provide care and support for physical symptoms as well as helping them understand their illness and work through some of the fears or anxieties they may have. The Hospice staff will attempt to involve patients in the planning and delivery of their care.