Nottinghamshire Hospice

Adding Life to Days

How to refer to Hospice Care

To make a referral to any of our services, please call us on 0115 962 1222.

You can refer people for more than one service at a time if it is appropriate for them. Referrals are based on a patient’s needs, or the needs of their family, rather than on the diagnosis.

Hospice at Home service referral criteria:

  • Adults over the age of 18 (16-18 year olds are able to use the services on an individually negotiated basis, if it is appropriate for them)
  • Have a Nottinghamshire GP
  • Are thought to be in the last 6 months of life and in need of on-going care
  • Respite care is limited to a specific time period
  • Patients (or their advocates) and the patients’ GP understand the reason for referral and have consented to the referral
  • Call 0115 962 1222 with all relevant details (insufficient information may result in a delay in the patient in accessing services)

Day Therapy Unit referral criteria:

  • Adults over the age of 18
  • Have a Nottinghamshire GP
  • Are in the last 12 months of life and have complex problems associated with their disease, such as difficult physical symptoms and/or psychological, social or spiritual issues requiring specialist palliative care interventions
  • Patients (or their advocates) and the patients’ GP understand the reason for referral and have consented to the referral
  • Call 0115 962 1222 with all relevant details (insufficient information may result in a delay in the patient in accessing services)

Counselling & Bereavement Services criteria:

  • Adults over the age of 18
  • Living in Nottinghamshire
  • Related to or supporting a person who is receiving end of life care
  • Understands the reason for referral, has consented to it and is happy to complete a confidential assessment of their needs
  • Able to reach and abide by an agreement during the period of any counselling/bereavement support
  • Call 0115 962 1222 with all relevant details (insufficient information may result in a delay in the patient in accessing services)