Care in the hospice

At Martlets, we provide specialist care in a friendly, uplifting environment.
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Care in the hospice

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At Martlets, we provide specialist care in a friendly, uplifting environment.

Our facilities

From June 2022, our inpatient unit is based on a private floor at Maycroft Manor care home in Patcham. We are still offering the same specialist care in 8 en-suite rooms, while we rebuild our hospice in Wayfield Avenue.

You’ll have a choice of delicious meals every day – cooked by our in-house chefs.

Our care

Before your stay, a senior nurse on the ward will call you and go through what you need to bring. They’ll also be able to address any questions or concerns you may have.

Martlets’ inpatient unit has a dedicated team of specialist doctors and nurses supported by health care assistants. Our physiotherapist and occupational therapist can help with your mobility. We also have a team of counsellors and social workers on hand if you need to talk.

In addition, our volunteers are involved in everything from serving tea and arranging flowers to hairdressing and complementary therapies (though these services may be subject to change).

As well as providing expert medical care, we also think about the things that are important to you personally. That could mean having your pet to visit you at the hospice or celebrating Christmas in July. Or simply hanging a poster of your favourite football team above your bed.

Some people choose to spend their final weeks with us. However, most patients can go home once we have their symptoms under control. Our Discharge Buddy service offers patients practical support once they return home.

Our facilities

From June 2022, our inpatient unit is based on a private floor at Maycroft Manor care home in Patcham. We are still offering the same specialist care in 8 en-suite rooms, while we rebuild our hospice in Wayfield Avenue.

You’ll have a choice of delicious meals every day – cooked by our in-house chefs.

Our care

Before your stay, a senior nurse on the ward will call you and go through what you need to bring. They’ll also be able to address any questions or concerns you may have.

Martlets’ inpatient unit has a dedicated team of specialist doctors and nurses supported by health care assistants. Our physiotherapist and occupational therapist can help with your mobility. We also have a team of counsellors and social workers on hand if you need to talk.

In addition, our volunteers are involved in everything from serving tea and arranging flowers to hairdressing and complementary therapies (though these services may be subject to change).

As well as providing expert medical care, we also think about the things that are important to you personally. That could mean having your pet to visit you at the hospice or celebrating Christmas in July. Or simply hanging a poster of your favourite football team above your bed.

Some people choose to spend their final weeks with us. However, most patients can go home once we have their symptoms under control. Our Discharge Buddy service offers patients practical support once they return home.

Caring for you during the pandemic

There are some changes to how our services are being provided due to the ongoing pandemic.
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Caring for you during the pandemic

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There are some changes to how our services are being provided due to the ongoing pandemic.

Providing care during the pandemic

We are still providing the same expert care as we have always done. Patients with life-limiting illnesses, who are too unwell to be cared for at home, need us now more than ever.

Although the way we deliver our care has changed, you can still expect the highest standards. We have all the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) we need to stay safe, and have ongoing deliveries to ensure this. We are adhering to all Public Health England and Government guidelines on safe practice. Our staff are doing all they can to maintain a sense of normality for patients despite the challenges.

Visiting the hospice

We are still welcoming visitors to our temporary home on Carden Avenue. Due to the pandemic, visiting patients on the inpatient unit (IPU) has changed. This guidance was last updated on Thursday 3rd May 2022.

Providing care during the pandemic

We are still providing the same expert care as we have always done. Patients with life-limiting illnesses, who are too unwell to be cared for at home, need us now more than ever.

Although the way we deliver our care has changed, you can still expect the highest standards. We have all the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) we need to stay safe, and have ongoing deliveries to ensure this. We are adhering to all Public Health England and Government guidelines on safe practice. Our staff are doing all they can to maintain a sense of normality for patients despite the challenges.

Visiting us

We are still welcoming visitors to our temporary home on Carden Avenue. Due to the pandemic, visiting patients on the inpatient unit (IPU) has changed. This guidance was last updated on Thursday 3rd May 2022.

Accessing our support

If you feel you are in need of Martlets support, your GP, hospital consultant, palliative care team or district nurse can refer you to us.
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Accessing our support

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If you feel you are in need of Martlets support, your GP, hospital consultant, palliative care team or district nurse can refer you to us.