About the service
The Gateshead Hospice at Home Service aims to support adults who have a life limiting illness and enable them to be cared for, and die, at home, if that is their choice, regardless of diagnosis.
The service works on a needs-led basis to support individuals who, without intervention, would require an unnecessary admission to an acute hospital ward due to crisis.
They facilitate hospital discharges for individuals who require immediate domiciliary care support. Health and social needs will be met by aligning the service with nursing, therapy services and named clinicians, and continue to support families into bereavement via signposting to external services.
The Hospice at Home service is a dedicated team of Registered Nurses, Health Care Assistants (HCA) and Administration Support staff.
Where is the service based?
The team are based within Bensham Hospital, operate 7 days a week and offer care 24/7.