Hospice at Home Caring for you in your own home, 7 days a week. At Garden House Hospice Care, we understand the importance of staying at home when you’re faced with a life-limiting illness. Our Hospice at Home team, comprising of Nurses and Health Care Assistants, provide assessment and support with your needs in mind. We offer care, symptom management guidance advice and support to patients, carers and families to enable them to continue to care for their loved ones at home. Working closely and in partnership with GPs, Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialists, Community Nurses and other community services we ensure the best plan of care is in place. We have a specialist Doctors, Pharmacists, psychological and wellbeing services, Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist colleagues and volunteers who we liaise with regarding the care and support of our patients, families and carers in the community. We also work alongside a skilled multidisciplinary team (MDT) of healthcare professionals of wider community colleagues (Integrated Community Teams or ICT’s) with a shared aim to provide the highest level of support and coordinated care possible. We deliver short term care and support of approximately 2 weeks within the community. Assessments of each individual’s needs are completed at the start of our care period, with reviews and ongoing referrals for support and continued care as needed. These will be discussed on an individual basis and completed prior to any changes. Our focus and aims are to: Enable choiceFocus on quality of life for individualsSupport peoples wishes to remain at home Plan and involve all parties in an individualised care planProvide support for families and carers Support in the prevention of avoidable and unwanted hospital admissions Support after discharge home from Hospital or Hospice to HomeComplete onward referrals with consent as required to ensure a plan of care is in place. Our Palliative Care Advice Line is open 24 hours a day The helpline is for patients, carers and healthcare professionals. It gives direct access to nurses with experience in palliative care who can offer advice and support or guide you to other appropriate agencies. If medical advice is needed, our nurses can speak to our team of doctors. You do not need to be referred to our services to be able to use this advice line. The Specialist Palliative Care advice line provides 24-hour advice, 365 days per year on 01462 416794 Continuing Health Care (CHC) care team The team may provide up to 3 months of home-based palliative care support via the Continuing Health Care (CHC Fastrack) service. Patients are referred to the CHC team by their key worker. Once assessed and agreed CHC may refer to the Garden House Hospice Care team to request this care. This is a 12-week service. Regular reviews and ongoing referrals are made as needed during or at the end of this period. Get in touch If you would like further information on how to be referred to our Hospice at Home service, or to speak to member of the team please contact the team on 01462 679540 Referrals can be made by healthcare professionals through the North Herts Palliative Care Referrals Centre (NPCRC) who can be contacted on: 0300 123 7571 212 Referrals 8419 Home visits 138 Patients discharged Figures are from 1st April 2021 to present day.