Hospice at Home

Hospice at Home is an integral component of community end of life care.  It brings the skills, ethos and practical care associated with the Hospice into the home environment, putting the patient and their loved ones at the centre of care. 

Hospice at Home services aim to enable patients with advanced illnesses to be cared for at home, and to die at home if that is their preference.  The team is also able to provide short term crisis intervention, giving nursing care at difficult times.  The Hospice at Home role includes helping patients get home quickly from the acute hospital or hospice as they approach end of life, and provide the care they need, to enable them to die at home. 

All of the Hospice at Home team are highly trained and work closely with the Clinical Nurse Specialists in Palliative Care from the Hospice and liaise with other professionals involved in the care in the community.  The care and support is primarily given overnight but also for short periods during the day.

The Hospice at Home services cover the same geographical region as Salisbury Hospice.

“How people die remains in the memory of those who live on” Dame Cicely Saunders, Founder of the Modern Hospice Movement.

The Hospice at Home service receives no NHS funding, all costs are met by Salisbury Hospice Charity.