Specialist advice and support in your own home.
You may require specialist advice and support at times through your illness, but choose to stay at home.
The St Gemma’s Hospice Community Team offers specialist advice and support to patients and families/carers in their own homes and in our out-patient clinics.
St Gemma’s Clinical Nurse Specialists:
- can discuss issues that may be having an impact on your life, whether they are physical, emotional, spiritual or social
- have a good knowledge of what may help, including medication which may help to ease symptoms such as pain, nausea or breathlessness
- have time to discuss your thoughts and feelings and give information to support you to make choices such as planning for the future
- work closely with the Hospice doctors and may arrange for you to see one of them in out-patients or at home.
St Gemma’s Hospice employs a large team of other professionals who can be involved in your care if required: social workers, complementary therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and our spiritual care team. All these professionals are here to support you and your family. They can also refer you to our Day Services or arrange admission to our In-Patient Unit if necessary. Our community team works closely with other professionals who may be involved in your care including GPs, District Nurses, Community Matrons and hospital staff. Your GP, District Nurse or hospital team can refer you to our service.
For more information, contact Valerie Shaw – Head of Community Services.