Eligibility

 


At The Prince of Wales Hospice we have a 13 bedroom Incare ward, all with ensuite bathrooms and patio doors with access to our beautiful gardens. We also have a family room, so relatives of patients can stay overnight. 

Eligibility for referral to our specialist palliative care services is based on patient need not diagnosis: 

  • The patient has active, progressive and usually advanced disease for which the prognosis is limited and the focus of care is quality of life. Patients with malignant or non-malignant disease are eligible for Hospice care including patients with cancer, chronic lung or heart disease or a neurological disease, for example motor neurone disease. 
     

  • The patient has unresolved complex needs that cannot be met by their current health care proffessionals. These may physical, psychological, social and emotional. Examples may include complicated physical symptoms or difficult family situations. 


The catchment area for patients is the Five Towns area of Pontefract, Knottingley, Castleford, Featherstone and Normanton plus Hemsworth, South Elmsall and South Kirkby. Patients outside this area are usually cared for by one of our neighbouring Hospices but refferals outside of this area are considered. 
  
To refer a patient to our Incare ward please visit our referrals page by clicking here.

We also care for people with lymphoedema through our three clinics based at the Hospice in Pontefract, Wakefield Hospice and the Rosewood Centre based in the grounds of Dewsbury and District Hospital. Patients with primary or secondary lymphoedema can be referred to our clinic and will be assessed by a specialist nurse.

Our Outreach programme is based at three venues across the Five Towns community and is available by self refferal.  Outreach is for people who have a life limiting condition and live relatively well at home, but could benefit from social support from others in a similar situation. 

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