Adult inpatient care

The adult inpatient unit at St Andrew’s Hospice is a welcoming, homely environment where patients can receive round-the-clock nursing care and compassion. We provide symptom control, respite, rehabilitation and end-of-life care for people over the age of 18, with a life-limiting illness in the Grimsby area.

Accommodation

Our inpatient unit has 12 single en-suite rooms, all of which are decorated to a high-standard and look out onto our beautifully kept gardens. Each room is equipped with an electric profiling bed and pressure relieving mattress to ensure that our patients are comfortable during their stay with us as well as having access to a television/ radio, personal safe, fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. There is a nurse call system in place in each room so our dedicated nursing team are never too far away.

There is a day bed available in case relatives wish to stay overnight, and families and carers can also use the Lime and Dine area to make drinks and have some time away from the patient rooms if needed.

How can I access the inpatient unit?

Care at St Andrew’s Hospice is free to access and anyone can refer into our services including the patient, their family or GP, the community nurse, a consultant and so on. Referrals can be made via the form on this webpage, in writing, by telephone or by visiting us.

What happens next?

Once a referral has been received, a member of the hospice inpatient team will contact the patient or relative (as appropriate) to arrange an assessment.

What should I bring?

Please pack the following items for your stay with us:

  • Any medication that you are currently prescribed in the original containers. These will be used during your stay with us so please bring a sufficient supply.
  • Other medical and personal hygiene supplies, such as dressings, catheter bags, continence equipment and your own nebuliser if you have one.
  • Comfortable day clothes (if you wish to get dressed).
  • Night clothes
  • Dressing gown and slippers
  • Toiletries
  • Tissues
  • Small change for newspapers
  • Walking sticks, zimmer frames, spectacles, dentures, hearing aids etc. or any other specialised item that is needed for your every day use.
  • Details of any pending medical or hospital appointments

It is possible to bring electrical items with you, such as laptops; however, these will need to be checked by our maintenance team before use.

We would prefer you not to bring valuables or large amounts of money into the Hospice. We cannot accept responsibility for money or valuables kept in your bedroom, but there is a safe in each bedroom to lock them away.

We will respect your culture, religious beliefs, physical, personal and emotional needs. We will also seek to maintain your right to privacy in relation to your own space, belongings and financial affairs

When can I have visitors?

Here at St Andrews Hospice we have no set visiting times as we recognise that patients have very different needs. Children are welcome, but must be supervised by an adult at all times.

Pets are also allowed to visit but this should be discussed with a member of the clinical team prior to the visit, pets must also be supervised at all times.

Discharge planning

The inpatient unit is a short-stay unit and we aim to help our patients to return home where possible, or to an alternative place of care if required. For this reason, it is normal to begin discussing your future care soon after admission. This is to enable the relevant agencies, e.g. social worker, to be contacted. Please be assured that we will provide you with the required information to help you make decisions regarding your future care.

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