Palliative Care & End of Life - For Clinicians

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.

The team can be contacted as follows: Allyson Darran Service Manager or Team Leaders Telephone: 0117 982 8545

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