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Care at home

We appreciate that many people facing serious illness prefer to be cared for in their own homes. Our Palliative Care Response Team offers the same high standard of nursing and compassionate care that we offer in our Hospice; making the patient feel more comfortable and at ease while in familiar surroundings.

Our Palliative Care Response Team (PCRT) offers assessment, complex symptom control, emotional support, advanced care planning and short term personal care to people over the age of 18, diagnosed with a life-limiting condition and registered with a GP surgery in East Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire in the comfort of their own homes.

PCRT comprises Doctors, Nurses and Paramedics with specialist skills. We work closely with other members of the wider multi-disciplinary hospital and community teams to ensure seamless care and good communication between all those involved in looking after our patients. We provide our services at home, before an admission to the Hospice or after discharge. Our community partners include Macmillan and Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

We also signpost to services such as occupational therapy, complementary therapy, medical supplies and for financial support (when applicable) to enable patients to live comfortably and safely in their own home, avoiding hospital admissions wherever possible.

We have a 24-hour telephone advice line to provide guidance on symptom control, practical advice and emotional support. Please call any time of the day or night on 01753 848925.

Find out more information by downloading our leaflet here.