Sue Ryder - St John's Hospice
St John's Hospice is a 15-bedded Specialist
Palliative Care Unit providing short-term symptom control and
end-of-life care. There is also a small day unit which offers
some out-patient treatments on an appointment basis. Referral
to the hospice must be from a healthcare professional such as GP,
District Nurse or Macmillan Nurse. There is a holistic ethos of
assessment and management by the multi-disciplinary team and an
emphasis on promoting quality of life for all patients.
Healthcare professional referral
Hospice provides 24-hour care for
PEPS coordination centre (Partnership for Excellence in
This is a 24 hour telephone advice and support
line run by experienced palliative care nurses which aims to
support patients in the last year of life who are at home. The
service also liaises with other professional groups
to organise the care of these patients, thus enabling improved
coordination and partnership working between services.
NB: The direct phone number for the
PEPS team is not made widely available as it is reserved for
those patients that are referred and meet the criteria. For
general enquiries the PEPS team can be reached via the St John's
Hospice main number (Tel: 01767 642410).
Our Hospice@ Home service provides help with all aspects of
personal care, general advice and support to manage symptoms
. This service is offered to patients who are in the last
weeks of life and who wish to be cared for at home. We also
provide support to the family and carers.
There is also a Lymphoedema Clinic, run by 3
qualified Lymphoedema Therapists and a small Day Treatments
Unit which offers some out-patient treatments.