Who can refer?

Referrals can be made by:

•    GPs
•    Hospital doctors (after assessment by the hospital palliative care team)
•    Macmillian nurses 
•    District nurses 

Ideally an assessment will have been made by the hospital palliative care team or the Macmillan Community Team.

How to refer

Referrals to Hospice services (excluding Lymphoedema) must be made on the district-wide referral form. Though telephone referrals cannot be accepted, we welcome discussion on our advice line (01977 781456) about whether a referral is suitable in advance of completion of the form.

If you think it would be helpful for a patient or carer to visit the hospice prior to referral, please contact us to arrange a convenient time.

Lymphoedema referrals​

Referrals to our Lymphoedema service should be made through our Lymphoedema referal form


Incare referrals are considered each weekday morning. Urgent referrals will be considered on an individual basis based on a number of factors including patient needs and availability of beds.

Those referred to services other than Incare will be invited to attend an assessment at the Hospice so we can plan the most appropriate care for them and those close to them. This will be reviewed regularly to ensure services continue to meet the patient’s needs.

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