Inpatient Unit

Our general eligibility criteria are as follows:
1. The patient is over 18 years old.
2. The patient has a terminal illness or a long term condition that cannot be cured, also known as life-limiting.
3. The patient is at the end of their life and their symptoms meet our assessment criteria, which will be discussed by the clinical team prior to admission.
4. The patient has unresolved complex needs that cannot be met in the community or hospital. These needs may be psychological, social, spiritual and/or physical. Examples may include complicated symptoms, specialised nursing needs, difficult family situations or ethical issues regarding treatment decisions.
5. The patient has recently been assessed by a member of one of the Specialist Palliative Care Teams and/or Band 7 District Nurses.
There will be no restrictions for patients with known infections providing appropriate management is considered by referring staff, and providing side room accommodation is available.

Our Inpatient Unit

Respite care: 

Overgate Hospice provides short-term, temporary care to people with life-limiting illnesses who want to give their carers or families a rest from caring. This is known as ‘respite care’. Respite care is an opportunity to come into the Hospice for a planned break of one week. 

Respite can be booked by the patient, family member/carer, or professional. Contact us directly by ringing the Inpatient Unit on 01422 379151.

1-Week Bookable Respite Bed

Day Hospice

Patients can be referred by the patient, family member/carer, or professionals, and the referrals will be considered by the Day Hospice Team.
Unfortunately, because of limitations on the transport that can be provided, we are unable to accommodate patients who would require a stretcher or two-man transport.

Our Day Hospice

If it is not clear whether your patient meets our criteria we would welcome a phone call to the relevant department to discuss this.  Please feel free to call 01422 379151 and ask for further information