End of Life Care

Our aim is to manage the physical and emotional effects of a wide range of life-limiting illnesses alleviating pain and easing any distressing symptoms, ensuring we help them maintain their dignity and independence.
The care we provide at Overgate differs from a typical hospital in how we deliver our care. We offer a homely and welcoming environment, offering a safe place in which you can be yourself. We are patient-focussed and appreciate that the little things matter, aiming to create an atmosphere of mutual respect, gentle good humour and warmth. We strive to accommodate the needs of patients and their families by being as flexible as possible regarding visiting times and pet visits. We offer home-cooked food and appreciate that a little bit of what you fancy does you good.
Our Inpatient Unit consists of:
  • Four single rooms one of which is a bookable respite room
  • Two four-bed rooms, each of which is single sex.
  • A relatives’ room
A significant number of patients are able to return home from the Inpatient Unit, with approximately 34% of people being discharged. All discharges are carefully planned in conjunction with patient, families and the team.
 
We embrace all of our community and we respect the individual beliefs of all of our patients and accommodate their needs as best we can.
 
Referrals to our Inpatient Unit can be made by a GP, district nurse, hospital team or the Community palliative care team. Each referral is assessed on an individual basis by our specialist palliative care team against our admission criteria. For more information on how to refer a patient click here