We provide care to people in the last weeks of their life, which enables them to remain at home with their loved ones.
What does the service offer?
A team of around 30 carers provides a 24-hour service to people at home. This service does not stop over the Christmas period.
Who is it for?
For people who are deemed to be in the last eight weeks of life and have chosen to be cared for at home.
At any given time we care for around 12 people across the county with varying levels of need. One person might be visited by a carer once day, another might need up to four visits a day by two carers and have overnight support. We respond to changing needs and do our utmost to ensure the patient and their family receive the support they need.
How much does it cost?
It is fully funded by the NHS so there is no cost to the patient or their family. This service operates 365 days a year.
How do I access the service?
This service is currently only available by referral from health care professionals. Health care professionals should refer via the Marie Curie Coordination Centre on 0330 123 1014.