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Important information for referrers: Please ensure that you choose the right service for the referral you wish to make.
Our referral process

How do referrals to Ashgate Hospice work?


Download the referral form for the service you wish to make a referral to. Complete the form and send it to us by email or post. Any incomplete forms may result in a delay. Carefully read the referral criteria to ensure the service is appropriate for the patient. Please ensure that the patient has consented to the referral and the sharing of their clinical records with Ashgate Hospice


Once we have received your referral, we may contact you, as the referrer, to get more information if required. Please ensure your contact details are up to date to avoid any delays.


If your referral meets our criteria, we will then contact the patient or their next of kin to carry out an assessment. This will help to identify the patient’s needs and if they have any concerns that we can help with. We may also be able to signpost or refer to other services if needed.

This step will not be taken for referrals to our Inpatient Unit.

Inpatient Unit Nurses

Find out more about our services

Learn more about the different ways we can support patients with a life-limiting illness and their loved ones.

Support for patients

What is the Virtual Ward?

The purpose of a Virtual Ward is to provide safe care in the patient’s own home (including care homes) for palliative patients.

The aim is to avoid admission into acute hospitals where appropriate or support faster discharges back home. This will be facilitated using face-to-face visits and the use of digital technology.

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