How to make a referral
Who can make a referral?
- Any health and social care professional (for example GPs, social workers, district nurses) who knows the patient
- Family members, carers or friends
- Patients can self-refer
All referrals must be made with the consent of the patient and agreement from their GP.
How do I make a referral?
If you are a healthcare professional, the easiest way to refer is by downloading and completing the referral form and faxing it back to the Specialist Palliative Care office at the Hospice on (01534) 720292. Alternatively you can post it to:-
Jersey Hospice Care
Please remember to provide as much information as possible on the referral form to enable the team to make informed decisions and effective assessment of the needs of patients.
If you are not a healthcare professional, you can refer by calling (01534) 876555 and the information will be transferred to the referral form. Your GP will be contacted before an initial assessment is made to ensure the referral is appropriate and to seek their agreement.
If you have an urgent referral please circle the ‘urgent’ section on the referral form and fax it to the number above. A follow up telephone call to Jersey Hospice Care on (01534) 876555 to speak to the Clinical Nurse Specialist on call will allow a more thorough assessment of the urgency of referral and prevent a delay in response.
Our aim is to respond to urgent referrals within 24 hours and non-urgent referrals within 2 days.
If you have any questions or need any further information on the referral process, please call (01534) 876555 and speak to the Multi-Disciplinary Team Coordinator between 09.00 and 17.00, Monday to Friday.
There is a separate referral form for the Lymphoedema service, which you can download and fax to (01534) 720292 or post to the address above.
Community Bereavement Service and Emotional Support Team referrals
If you require this service, please download the relevant referral forms and fax to (01534) 876333 or post to the address above:
Alternatively you can contact the service directly, by phoning (01534) 285144.