Healthcare professionals

Making a referral

You can refer patients for management of symptoms, emotional support, counselling, out-patient support and palliative or end of life care.

Who can be cared for by St Barnabas House?

We’re here to support people who are living with active, progressive and advanced disease (malignant and non-malignant) with a limited prognosis. Our care is available for those who live within Worthing, Adur, Arun and Henfield areas.

For non-malignant disease, the estimated prognosis should be less than one year. The Gold Standards Framework Prognostic Indicators can help you identify suitable patients.

For specialist medical and nursing advice and intervention, patients should have a level of need that requires additional support to pre-existing primary or secondary care.

For Hospice at Home care and support, patients should have a level of need that requires physical nursing care whilst approaching the last few days/weeks of life.

Who can make a referral?

We welcome referrals from any healthcare professional so long as they inform the patient’s GP first. The patient or carer must also always must be aware that the referral has been made and give consent they are happy for this to happen.

What happens after I’ve made a referral?

We’ll be in touch with the patient or carer to discuss next steps and work out the best ways in which to offer support that meets their individual needs.

How do I make a referral?

Download and complete the referral form and return to us via email: s.hospice@nhs.net

Download the referral form