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Our care

Care in your own home

Our services are not just available at the hospice, but within the local area of Worthing, Adur, Arun and Henfield too.

We know how important it is to be cared for where you feel most comfortable. For many, this means being at home, surrounded by your own belongings and in your own space. That’s why we offer our care services in the community as well as at the hospice itself.

It’s also important to know that while being cared for, it’s ok to change your mind about where you want to be – we will always try to prioritise your wishes.

We have a few different teams who support patients at home, get to know them below.

Our Community Palliative Care Team

The Community Palliative Care Team is a team of nurses and doctors who work alongside your GP and other healthcare professionals involved in your care. The amount of contact you have with the Community Palliative Care Team will vary depending upon your specific needs.

They offer help with:

  • Advice and support about managing your symptoms
  • Emotional support for you and those close to you
  • Help planning your future wishes regarding your care or treatment

Hospice at Home

As well as the Community Team you might be visited by our helpful Hospice at Home service. They provide short-term hands-on care, and priority is given to patients who are in the last few days of life.

The Hospice at Home Team is made up of trained nurses and health care assistants who will be there to support you every step of the way. They will work closely with our specialist nurses, palliative care doctors, your own GP to make sure you get excellent palliative care at home.

Community Companions

Community Companions are befriending volunteers who can visit or call patients on a weekly basis. If you are being cared for, it can also give your carer a bit of time to themselves. Our volunteers receive comprehensive training and ongoing support in this role.

Echo

End of life care hub for Coastal West Sussex is a 24 hour a day, seven day a week telephone support service for people who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. You, or your relative or carer, can contact Echo at any time, on any day of the year.

Echo nurses will be able to give you advice and support over the phone. They can advise you on concerns relating to things like changes to your condition, accessing equipment and practical support and also give information on how to get bereavement support.

You can call them on: 01903 254789 (option 3)

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