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Home Health Care Services Available

Below is a list of the health services that may be available to you and who they are referred by.

General practitioner (GP)

  • Provides 24-hour medical care at home.
  • Contactable through the GP surgery or the GP out of hours service.

Palliative care nurse (e.g. Macmillan nurse)

  • Clinical nurse specialist who cares for people with an advanced terminal illness or who are dying. They are trained in pain and symptom control as well as giving emotional support to patients with advanced illness, and their carers.
  • Care is referred by the hospital, GP or district nurse.

District nurse

  • Qualified nurse directing the nursing care at home, providing medical treatment and also the provision of equipment, such as a commode or pressure relief mattress.
  • Care is referred by the hospital or GP.

Marie Curie nurse

  • Qualified nurse with cancer experience, primarily intended to help those suffering from cancer in the last few weeks of life and to ease the pressure on the family. You can out more about this service by visiting the Marie Curie Cancer Care website.
  • Care is referred by the palliative care nurse or district nurse.

Carer for personal care

  • General help on a daily basis such as getting out of bed, washing and dressing.
  • Care is referred by social services.

Occupational therapist

  • They will provide the necessary equipment and adapt the home to help the patient's needs, such as fitting ramps and rails.
  • Care is referred by the hospital, GP, social services or palliative care nurse.

Physiotherapist

  • Continual assessment of the patient's mobility, providing advice and equipment, such as a zimmer frame.
  • Care is referred by the hospital, GP, palliative care nurse or district nurse.

Dietician

  • Provide advice on nutrition.
  • Care is referred by the hospital or GP.

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