What we do

Martlets provides care to adults living in and around Brighton and Hove living through a terminal illness.

Inpatient unit

We have an 18-bed inpatient unit at the hospice. We have a variety of room sizes allowing family to stay with their loved one whilst we provide round-the-clock care. Around half of our patients who come to stay at the inpatient unit go home again once they are more in control of their symptoms and pain management.

Community services

We also provide a variety of services for the hospice community such as Hospice at Home, respite care and counselling and emotional support.

In addition to this, we have a 24-hour 'Hub' service which allows patients and carers to call a special hotline at any time for medical advice and help with their symptoms. Thanks to our database, all specialist nurses answering calls are able to pull up the relevant patient records and understand the patient's needs within seconds.

Outpatient care and supportive services 

We run a variety of groups and complementary therapies which are open to any patient, and their families, who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness and lives within the service area.

We also run outpatient clinics which can help patients establish a treatment plan for their symptoms and also offer help with rehabilitation and mobility.

Bereavement services

We offer a comprehensive bereavement service to the family and close friends of all patients cared for by Martlets. This can include counselling, remembrance events and social evenings.


Changes to our services during the COVID-19 pandemic

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be some temporary changes to our services. Please click here to view the letter sent to local healthcare professionals on 5 February to advise of changes at the hospice.


How to refer

Martlets provides a variety of care and services for those living through a terminal illness in and around Brighton and Hove.

We accept referrals from:

  • Hospital Macmillan nurses
  • Oncology teams
  • GPs and IPCTs
  • The Nevill Hospital
  • Community respiratory/heart failure teams
  • Martlets IPU
  • Neurology teams
  • Short-term care and community rapid response teams
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Patients previously known to the Community Team caseload can re-refer themselves

Download our referral form
Once you have completed your form, please email to bhccg.martlets-singlepointofaccess@nhs.net

Please ensure consent has been obtained from the patient prior to referral and that their GP has been informed.