Inpatient Services

Services are provided across the Inpatient Unit and the Long Term Care Unit

Alice House Hospice provides a wide range of Inpatient services offering 24/7 specialist care to individuals who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness such as cancer, organ failure and neurological diseases. The service creates a safe environment for both the patient and their families with care and support available from diagnosis and anytime throughout their journey.

Multi-Disciplinary Team

The services are supported by a Consultant led Multi-Disciplinary Team. The team includes Healthcare Professionals such as; Hospice Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Senior Healthcare Assistants, Healthcare Assistants, Complementary Therapist, Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist. This Specialist team allows a holistic approach to each individual’s care plan enabling their individual needs and wishes to be considered.

This Specialist team allows a holistic approach to each individual’s care plan enabling their individual needs and wishes to be considered.

The inpatient services are provided across the Inpatient Unit and the Long Term Care Unit and include:

 

Inpatient Unit

Specialist symptom management, supporting patients in the control of symptoms they may be experiencing.

Respite Care

Respite care, giving both the patient and their families support at a time of their choice.

Long Term Care Unit

24 hour long term nursing beds, for those individuals who are unable to return to their homes and require the support of nursing staff 24 hours a day.

Nutritional & Catering Support

Nutrition in the Hospice is complex and patients’ individual needs differ immensely. Providing optimum nutrition is the ultimate aim of the Catering Team.

Special diets are never a problem and the Catering Team will, for instance, be able to prepare a meal for a particular diet whether for medical reasons such as diabetes or religious grounds e.g. Kosher or Halal. In situations where food needs to be puréed this is done.

Although generally meals are at set times during the day, they can be flexible so if for instance a patient is not hungry or is asleep when food is being served, their meal can be kept for a more suitable time.

We operate a Protected Meal Time system which means that meal times will not be interrupted by any healthcare professionals.

“I would have no qualms about returning especially to sample the wonderful food served up by the catering staff.

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