The outreach service supports patients and families in their own home through the provision of education, personal, practical and emotional support for short periods of time.
You can be referred into our service by any health or social care professional.
Patients over 18 years who are registered with a GP and are a resident within the six townships of Bury.
Patients with any life-limiting illness.
Patients for whom the current support from existing services no longer meets their needs.
Where appropriate, patients waiting to be admitted into the Hospice, or wishing to go home from the Hospice or hospital, and are awaiting input from another care provider.
The team consists of a Nurse Team Coordinator, an outreach staff nurse, and 3 outreach support workers. The team have extensive knowledge and skills in palliative care.
The team is also supported by volunteer outreach buddies who are able to provide practical support and situational respite.
The team provides care Monday to Friday between 8.30am - 5pm (excluding Bank Holidays).
During our assessments we may also signpost patients and families to other services. Where appropriate we may also refer to other care providers for ongoing support.
Patients and families will be encouraged to have an active role in any decisions to refer to another service and in discharge from the service.