Patient at the hospice smiling

Our care

Accessing our care

If you’d like to be supported by St Barnabas House, the first thing to do is speak to your GP, consultant or other healthcare professional. They will then be able to refer you to our services.

How do I get referred?

We can only accept referrals from healthcare professionals, such as a GP or consultant. They will always discuss referrals with you before they get in touch with us about you accessing care at the hospice.

Who gets hospice care?

Our aim is to help support you through your illness and help you live a better quality of life for longer. We offer lots of different services, from advice and support on how to best manage your symptoms, to emotional support. Help is offered for you and your loved ones as you face your diagnosis together.

There are three main reasons people need to access hospice care services:

  • Symptom control: If you have persistent, difficult symptoms that you need help with outside of your home or a hospital setting.
  • End of life care: We’re here to help you manage your illness towards the final part of your life.

Our services are available to any adult who lives in our catchment area (Worthing, Lancing, Shoreham, Littlehampton, Henfield, Steyning, Partridge Green and Storrington).

What happens once I’m referred?

We aim to get in touch with everyone referred to us within ten working days, and if you urgently need our care, we’ll do all we can to see you within two days.

A member of the team will contact you and offer you an appointment either at the hospice, online or at home. We’ll get to know how you’re feeling and how your illness is affecting you and your family. Together we’ll decide on what would be most helpful for you and put together a plan.

What if I’m looking for support in my own home?

Your support will be completely tailored to you, your family and your individual needs. Once you’re referred to us we can discuss your needs and if you’d rather be cared for at home we can talk you through the possibilities.

Care in your own home

What’s the hospice like?

Feel like you’re home from home when you stay with us. Read about the facilities of our In-Patient Unit and watch a virtual walk round of the hospice.

In-Patient Unit