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NEW COMMUNITY PALLIATIVE CARE RAPID RESPONSE SERVICE
 
 
This service started on 16 April 2012 and operates from 6pm to 7am daily
 
It will provide:
  • Rapid response within 30 minutes of call to prevent crisis at home and avoidable hospital admissions;
  • Palliative nursing care for patients cared for at home or in a care home;
  • Advice and support to patients and carers over the phone;
  • In an emergency, a training Marie Curie RN or Senior HCA will visit the patient at home (You can also book pre-planned visits).

Referral Criteria

 The patient meets the referral criteria if:

 they are registered with a GP in Ealing and Hounslow;

  • they are 18 or over;
  • they have end of life care needs (any diagnosis) and are experiencing a rapid deterioration in their condition;
  • they have urgent palliative care needs (nursing, social or symptom management, physical or psychological);
  • they want to stay home (admission avoidance);
  • their carer is in crisis and needs support.
Tel No 0208 9675126
Fax no 0208 9675019
 
Referral forms are attached and are also accessible from the GP extranet, Meadow House Web site and EHT web site.
 
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