Referral Information for Patients, Families & Carers
If you or a loved one is living with a life-limiting or terminal illness, including both malignant disease and non-malignant diseases for example, cancer, heart disease, lung disease and neurological diseases, you may be eligible for hospice services.
Hospice services include Day Services, Out-Patients, St Gemma’s community team and In-Patient care.
If you are a patient or carer and think you may benefit from one of our services, firstly please talk to your GP, district nurse, specialist nurse, consultant or any other healthcare professional involved in your care about your options. They can then refer you to our services.
Referral from a doctor or nurse is required as it gives us information regarding diagnosis, treatments, medications and so on, which is helpful in addition to the information patients and families give Hospice staff.
If, having spoken to your healthcare professional, you need more information or advice, please contact us on the numbers below.
When patients are discharged from any of our services, contact details are provided. Our services can be accessed again via a re-referral from a healthcare professional or directly from patients or family members with the patient’s permission.
To access expert care and advice without a referral, you can simply turn up to one of our Day Services drop-in sessions at St Gemma’s Day Hospice. The drop-in runs on a Monday and Thursday, with an ongoing programme of activities to help you live well at any stage of your illness. Find out more about St Gemma’s drop-in service.
For referral advice:
Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm please call 0113 218 5540 At other times please call the Nurse in Charge on 0113 218 5511