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Our vision: To improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland by providing high quality, integrated physical and mental health care pathways.
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Hospice at Home

The Hospice at Home Team is a team of nurses incorporating specialist nurses, assistant practitioners, healthcare assistants, two deputy team leads and a clinical team lead. The team looks after patients with life-limiting illnesses at the end of their life to prevent hospital admission by being available for unscheduled end of life care to support community nursing teams. The service also offers a rapid discharge service from inpatient units, to enable patients in their last 72 hours of life to be discharged from that inpatient setting to their own homes.

The team provides hands-on nursing care, complex symptom management, emotional and psychological support to both patients and families/carers, including bereavement follow-up. Working in partnership with other professionals, including GPs, the palliative care nursing and medical teams within UHL and LOROS they offer advice and support to other members of the community health service about their patients. All staff know how to access the Muslim Burial Council and can verify death and access certificates when required.

Referrals to the team can be made by any professional but requires the knowledge and agreement of the patient (unless too ill or unable to consent).

The service is available from 7am - 10pm.

Patient access points:

In the patient's home, in the community or in hospital in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

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