Palliative Care Home Support Service
The Palliative Care Home Support Service (PCHS) provides personal care and emotional support for patients who wish to be at home in the last 4 to 6 weeks of life. The team visits patients across the Bristol and South Gloucestershire areas.
The service can provide 1 to 3 care visits to patients between 9am and 9pm for patients registered with a Bristol GP and 1 to 2 care visits to patients between 9am to 5pm for patients registered with a South Gloucester GP.
The service accepts patients with any diagnosis however; they must meet the following criteria:
- 18 years of age or older
- Assessed as being in the last 6 weeks of life
- Registered with a GP in the Bristol or South Gloucestershire area
Referrals can be made by any health or social care professional; by either fax or by telephone.
Bristol Care Co-ordination Centre (BCCC) for End of Life Care, co-ordinates the care for patients considered to be within the last 3 months of life.
- Marie Curie
- Hospice at Home
- The Fast Track Team who link closely with BCCC