It’s not just our patients who need our care and support – we help those around the patient too.


The Patient and Family Support team are part of the multi-disciplinary team within the Hospice working within the Inpatient Unit, Day Hospice and the Overgate Hubs. The team strive to meet everyone’s physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs and are supported by a small number of trained and experienced volunteers.

The Patient and Family Support Team are an integral part of the wider Hospice team and encompass the services detailed below, all of which are available to patients and their carers/ families within both our Inpatient Unit and our Day Hospice.

Each service offers a range of support including pre and post bereavement support, emotional support, future care planning, personal/family concerns as well as practical problems and signposting to appropriate external agencies.

The Patient and Family Support Team work closely with other Hospice teams and with outside agencies such as social services, local health care professionals, schools and advisory services.