Professional Referrals | The Hospice of St. Francis

Refer a Patient

Healthcare Professionals - Referral Process

If you are a health professional you can refer to all forms of our care (IPU stay, outpatient review, home visit, social care assessment, Spring Centre health & wellbeing services).

How to refer to The Hospice of St Francis?

Please download our standard referral form above. You can also email us at hospiceofstfrancis.berkhamsted@nhs.net to enquire about our services. If you are a health professional you can also ring us if you would like to discuss a referral with a member of our senior nursing or medical team.

Patients can be referred for a range of different services:

  • Inpatient Unit admission
  • Outpatient review by a Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist or Doctor
  • Support at Home from one of our Specialist Nurses or Doctors
  • Assessment by our Supportive Care and Social Work Team

Referrals are prioritised for admission and discussed on a daily basis with the senior clinical team. All referrals are assessed by the Palliative Care Referral Centre.

Once we have received a referral, we will make direct contact with the referrer to give an update on when a bed might be available.

For more information about the Referral Centre, or to make a referral, please call: 0333 234 0868 or email: Westherts.pcrc@nhs.net

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