Our inpatient unit at Woodside Avenue offers 24-hour care to help with pain or other symptom issues, rehabilitation, respite and end-of-life care. All care is individually planned together with patients and their families, with the aim of maintaining independence and dignity.
The inpatient team consists of:
- Social worker
- Spiritual care facilitator
- Complementary therapists
We aim to meet patients' and families' needs during their stay and enable them to return home. The length of stay is individually assessed but we are unable to offer long-term care.
We have 17 single rooms, each with their own toilet and shower. There is also a television with freeview/DVD player and a small fridge. Some rooms have patio doors which open onto a terrace and all patients have access to a peaceful courtyard with fishpond.
Each room has a telephone for incoming and outgoing calls. Mobile phones may be used in the Hospice.
All meals are freshly prepared on the premises and we try to cater for any special dietary requirements. Tea, coffee and snacks are always available on request. Familes are welcome to bring in home-cooked food but the patients' nurse must be informed. Alcohol is permitted on the inpatient unit.
Patients have a designated smoking room. There is a no smoking policy for visitors on the premises or Hospice grounds.
Internet access is available in reception.
How can I be admitted to the inpatient unit? You can call the Hospice on 020 8343 8841 for details or you can ask your GP, hospital consultant, district nurse etc to speak to us on your behalf.
Admissions are prioritised on individual need.
Health professionals wishing to make a referral should use the Hospice referral form and post or fax it to 020 8343 7672.