Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care provides supportive and end of life care for local patients and families who are living with an advanced or terminal illness, such as cancer.
We offer this care in patients’ own homes, in the community, at the Hospice in Farnham and at the Beacon Centre in Guildford. Pre-Covid, the three key services operated as follows, however we are currently still supporting all our patients, but instead of groups and some individual visits, we are providing support through telephone and video calls.
Our Living Well team supports patients who need help coping with everyday life. After an initial assessment they are offered the appropriate care, which may include rehabilitative groups, emotional support or complementary therapy, as well as symptom monitoring and medical advice.
Care at Home
Patients who wish to remain at home are visited by our Care at Home team, who can provide all of the medical, nursing, therapeutic, emotional, spiritual and practical support which we offer.
Some of our patients prefer to remain at home throughout their illness, and to die at home, surrounded by their family and their memories. Our Hospice Care at Home team visits these patients during the last two weeks of their life, providing nursing care and supporting their families too.
Our 18-bed In-Patient Unit (IPU), at our Hospice in Farnham, offers 24 hour medical and nursing care.
Patients can be admitted for symptom management and return home once their pain is controlled; others are offered end of life care, and spend their last days on the IPU, supported by our doctors, nurses and therapists.
We are passionate to improve end of life care for everyone in our community, so in addition to providing direct care for our patients, we have a full programme of training and education for other healthcare professionals such as GPs, paramedics, ambulance staff and Care Home staff.
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