We have a team of specialist nurses who support patients with terminal illnesses to remain at home. They are the first point of contact for patients and their families that are referred to the Hospice by their GP, District Nurse or Hospital Consultant.
A Clinical Nurse Specialist will work closely with your GP, District Nurse, carers and other agencies to make sure you and your family are receiving the care and support you need during what is a very difficult and worrying time.
They will also be able to offer advice on treatment, pain control and other symptom management. The Clinical Nurse Specialist will take time to listen and talk over any problems you may have, answer any questions and discuss treatment options. They not only work with you but also look after your family and ensure they are receiving the emotional and practical support they need.
The Community Team also includes an Occupational Therapist who will be able to visit you to discuss what additional support or equipment you may need to help you remain in your own home.
If you need to contact a member of the Community Team, they are available Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 5.30pm, and 9am – 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Our team of doctors who are based at the Hospice are also able to make home visits. They also liaise closely with the Palliative Care Team at Maidstone Hospital if a patient under the care of the Hospice is admitted to hospital.
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