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Patient Information Leaflets

As part of our hospice care for the terminally ill, we want to provide as much information as possible for our patients and their families. You can download a number of useful leaflets below.


There are a number of our patient information leaflets, which you can either download using the links below or pick up in the hospice. We hope you find them useful.

Bisphosphonate Therapy

How bisphosphonates work, how they are prescribed and the potential side effects.

Copying letters to patients

To maintain excellent communication we offer patients the option of receiving clinical letters written about them.

Your information and how we use and keep it

How we might use the information you provide us and who it may be shared with.


What is Fentanyl, how to use it and what are the potential side effects?

Guidance for care of patients in the last days of life

Guidance for care of patients in the last days of life.

Medicines outside their licence

Information about medicines used by both St Barnabas and Chestnut Tree House.

Morphine – frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about morphine.

Mouth care

Advice on how to prevent problems with your mouth and what you can do to help them if they do occur.

Shortness of breath

Some useful hints for when you experience a shortness of breath.

Strong painkillers and driving

Advice on driving when taking a strong painkiller.

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Referral process

Referral process
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CQC rating

CQC rating
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