Advice on whether a family member needs to be referred can be obtained from the patient’s GP. Weston Hospicecare is appropriate for patients who meet the following criteria:
1. They have a life-limiting disease with complex associated problems that may be physical, psychological, social,
emotional or spiritual in their origins.
2. Due to the level of complexity and/or intensity of their illness, their needs cannot solely be met by other services/care providers at this time.
3. They live within and/or are registered with a GP within our coverage area.
4. Both the GP and patient/advocate agree to the referral.
Referrals are welcomed from consultants, GPs, clinical nurse specialists, district nurses and community matrons. If the GP is not the referrer, please be sure to advise the patient’s GP of your referral.
Depending on the reason for referral, an appropriate member of our team will contact the patient and arrange an initial appointment which can take place on-site at Jackson-Barstow House or home.
If the referral is urgent, a member of the team will make telephone contact within two working days. We are only able to take admissions for our inpatient unit from Monday-Friday until 3pm.
For immediate advice and guidance, healthcare professionals may phone us on 01934 423900. The referral guidelines above will help you decide if hospice services are appropriate for your patient and, if so, which services would be most useful.
If you have a patient who you think would benefit from our services, please do refer them to us. Simply click here to contact us for a referral form and send it back to us at:
28 Thornbury Road