Nursing care in the home

Care when and where it counts

Being diagnosed with a life-limiting illness or palliative condition can be a daunting experience, and for many people, being cared for in their own home, surrounded by people they know and love, can make a big difference.

Our Nursing Care Services Team is made up of Registered Hospice Care Nurses and Hospice Support Workers.  They work closely with your local GP, district nurse, and other community services to provide the care you need in your own home.

The service is free and available to adults (18 years and over) with life-limiting illnesses or palliative care needs who live in the areas of Tynedale, Ponteland and West Northumberland, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

We are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and achieved a ‘Good’ rating in all categories in our last inspection in April 2019.

Tynedale Hospice at Home

Taking care of you

We know how important it is to support people who wish to receive hospice care in their home and avoid unwanted admissions to hospital in the final stage of their life.

Our Registered Nurses and Hospice Support Workers are specially trained to provide high-quality nursing and personal care, whilst being on hand to provide emotional support to both you and your family.

Care can be provided over a period of hours, days, weeks or even months depending on need and can include personal and nursing care, advice on pain management and symptom control, support and care on discharge from a hospital visit and much-needed respite care for families and carers who need to take a break and have some time for themselves.  This list is not exhaustive, and care will be tailored to your needs.

You and your wider family are at the heart of what we do and we’ll do everything we can to ensure you are as comfortable as possible at the end of your life.

Getting care in your home

Referral to our service

You can access our service through any healthcare professional e.g. GP, District Nurse, Macmillan Nurse or Community Matron – just ask them to refer you.

For more information, please contact the Nursing Care Services Team on 01434 604 321 or use the contact form.