Caring for you at Home
Caring for you at home – our Hospice Care at Home team
Our Community Nurse Specialists provide diligent care, quality choice, symptom relief and continuity enabling patients to remain at home, if this is their choice.
The Hospice Care at Home Nurses provide timely practical, skilled care in the patient’s home offering calm, sensitive emotional support to the patients and their families, when they may have only a short time to live.
We find that we are often the patient’s advocate and carer voice at a difficult time of life when psychological need may be very high. The service is on offer to all patients registered with the Phyllis Tuckwell. All our Nurses work alongside the GP and Community Nursing Teams including Macmillan and Marie Curie Cancer Care.
To read about our Hospice Care at Home team from a different perspective, TheGuide2Surrey has written a case study on the team, which was published in 2014.
For more detailed information please download the relevant leaflet from the resources page.
If you would prefer to access our services through our out-patient centre this can also be arranged. Please see further information about caring for you as an out-patient.
For some, a short admission to our In-Patient Unit is needed. For further information on that go to caring for you as an in-patient.
You don’t have to be at the Hospice or Beacon Centre to benefit from the support services we offer. A range of services are available to you from the comfort of your own home. These include:
- Chaplaincy support
- Benefits and Entitlement Advice – We are able to offer their time and expertise with advice and support to both patients and their carers to access financial, practical and legal matters.
- Social Work – We work with the local Social Services and NHS to ensure anyone who requires support is able to access it. This could be care in your own home or, if you can no longer manage, a nursing home.
- Counselling – If possible we will arrange to meet you to talk through what sort of support would be most helpful. If you are unable to come to the Hospice we will arrange to come and see you at home.
- Occupational Therapy
- Complementary Therapy
If you have any questions regarding our Hospice Care at Home services, please call 01252 729400