Our highly trained and compassionate nursing staff, led by Charge Nurse Alison Auld, work closely with the medical team and other healthcare professionals to assess and agree individualised plans of care with each patient.
In partnership with patients and their families we provide compassionate, individualised care that addresses not only the physical signs of illness but also emotional, spiritual and social needs. We assist and support patients throughout their illness and end of life continuing to comfort their loved ones into bereavement and remembrance. We are always adapting what we provide to the changing needs of individuals and communities.
Charge Nurse - Alison Auld
If you require to be admitted to our Inpatient Unit, our aim is to provide you and your family with a homely setting, where you will receive high quality clinical and supportive palliative and end of life care.
This care will be provided by our multi-disciplinary team comprising of nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social worker, counsellors and complementary therapists. You may be admitted to our unit to receive support for the following:
Our Inpatient Unit and Reception area is bright, warm, friendly and calm with our hope that you will see the whole area as your home for the length of time you spend with us.
The Inpatient beds are specialised to help manage pressure relief and support circulation and to ensure maximum patient comfort. Each room has its own private patio and the beds are portable and can be moved to the patio upon request.
Rooms have been designed to cater for patients' medical needs but also offer a warm and homely environment. All medical equipment has, wherever possible, been concealed in specially designed wall units.
Every room has its own private bathroom, which is adapted as a wet room. With specialist adaptions such as handrails, high toilet seats and shower chairs which all promote indepedence for patients and enhance their care experience in a safe environment.
Patients of multiple levels of mobility are able to access the bathroom, with use of our hoists bed bound patients are able to access with support.
Here are some questions that our nursing team often get asked about the Inpatient Unit at the Hospice
Throughout your stay we aim to keep both you and your loved ones updated on your wellbeing and plan of care. After one week in our care, we find this is the most beneficial time to discuss care and progress to date.
We require to be respectful of the wishes and confidentiality requested by each patient. We will therefore only discuss your condition and care with your permission, even if the relative is a next of kin.