How do I access this service?
Accessing the service is as easy as picking up the phone. Hospice accepts referrals from patients, GPs, immediate family, hospitals, specialists, social workers etc (as long as the patient consents to the referral).
A hospice nurse will then contact the patient and set up an appointment for an assessment. The nurse will assess the patient and either accept the referral or explain why they do not meet our criteria.
The nurse will then go on to explain the role and involvement of the organisation in their care.
Patients are welcome to have family and/or carers with them at this appointment.
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This page was last updated at 1:18PM on May 5, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Far North Community Hospice.