The hospice has thirteen bedrooms for patients who need 24-hour specialist care. Patients who stay with us often need help managing their physical symptoms, such as pain or nausea. Others may be having distressing emotional or spiritual difficulties.
Many patients stay for just a short while for help overcoming a specific problem and then return home or to a nursing home. The hospice also cares for patients at the very end of their life.
Our team of consultants, doctors, nurses and other health professionals, such as our physiotherapist and occupational therapist, offer expert treatment and care. Decisions about care are always made in consultation with patients, carers and family members.
The comfort and privacy of our patients is vital. All Incare patients stay in a single, ensuite room with a television and access to the beautiful hospice gardens. A daily menu is provided, but we aim to meet specific requests for food and drink too.
We also offer practical advice and support to families about future care when patients leave Incare and prepare to return home. Patients and family members receive all the information they need about managing medications and the care which will be provided by community nurses. You will also be given a 24 hour telephone advice line, direct to the nursing team at the Hospice, for your concerns at any hour of the day or night.
General information about your stay in Incare.
Normal patient visiting hours are between 10am and 9pm. Visiting outside these hours is by special arrangement with the nurse in charge, taking into consideration each patient's particular requirements. There is an extra bedroom for family members to stay over occasionally.