Welcome. If you are reading this it is likely that either you, or someone close to you, is experiencing a life limiting illness and may have been referred to Sobell House Hospice. Alternatively it may have been discussed as a future option for you, a member of your family or a friend. You will now want to know what to expect and within these pages, we will try to describe some of the services and resources within the hospice that are provided. When you look at the services and resources we offer, details of how to make contact with us are given under each service so that you will always have access to further help and advice.
We recognise that coming to terms with having a life limiting illness, and what that means, can be difficult and distressing. We know that everyone close to a patient is likely to be affected and the support we offer is aimed at helping you, if you are a patient, to experience the best possible quality of life during the final stages of your illness. It will also be important to family and friends to understand what you will experience when you are with us and what support we can offer to them so that they can be involved in your care.
The support and resources we offer to all those affected are delivered through a range of specialist palliative and end of life care services either within the hospice at Sobell House or as part of our community and hospital support teams. These can include the treatment of physical symptoms but they also consider the emotional, psychological, spiritual and social needs of those who come to us as well as bereavement services to support family and friends. All our services are provided free of charge to patients referred to us.