Adult In-Patient Unit

Adult In-Patient Unit

Our Adult In-Patient services are available to those individuals aged 18 years and over with complex problems associated with a life limiting illness.

Our specialist services are delivered by a multi-professional team (doctors, nurses, counsellors, social workers, chaplains, therapists) whose members have recognised training in palliative care and for whom palliative care is their core speciality. Care and support also extends to relatives and carers.

What We Offer

For some patients particular needs may be best supported by a short stay in our 12 bedded In-Patient Unit. A patient’s length of stay is usually between 7-10 days and could be for one of the following reasons:

  • Symptom Control - Patients may have physical symptoms proven difficult to control such as pain, nausea or breathlessness. They may also have spiritual or emotional symptoms requiring intervention and support. Medications are sometimes changed to help with specific symptoms and the effects are closely monitored.
  • Planned Admissions - This includes short term relief for carers and is usually for one week, but patients can be considered for repeat respite care as the need arises.
  • End of Life Care - Some patients choose not to die at home and the care we provide is supportive and sensitive to the needs of the patient and their loved ones.

Who are Adult In-patient services for?

Our Adult In-Patient services are for patients with progressive, life threatening, incurable illness who have difficult and/or complex needs which cannot be met by other teams, requiring specialist palliative care. Or the patient is in the last few days of life and would prefer the Hospice to provide their end of life care.

The unit provides specialist care and assessment for people whose condition can no longer be managed at home or for whom an at home service is inappropriate for any number of reasons. However we are unable to provide long-term care and if this need should arise it may be necessary to make more appropriate arrangements.

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Speak to us...

Give us a call (24 hour line): 01228 810 801

Drop us an email: care@edenvalleyhospice.org