Foyle Hospice’s In Patient Unit is a purpose built facility situated in beautifully landscaped gardens on the banks of the River Foyle. It can accommodate 10 patients, some in single rooms and others in shared rooms, all with en-suite facilities. In addition to the patients’ bedrooms the unit includes, a Jacuzzi bathroom, easily accessible toilets, multiple sitting areas, a sun room, an interdenominational prayer room, self-contained apartments and visitors’ kitchen and sitting room.
Who is this service available to?
The services of Foyle Hospice Inpatient Unit are available to patients with cancer and other life-limiting conditions (e.g. Motor Neurone Disease, Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis, COPD)
How do I access this service?
Referral to the In Patient Unit is made through:
- The Patient’s General Practitioner (GP)
- The Hospital Consultant/Palliative Care Team
- Foyle Hospice Specialist Home Care Team
- Foyle Hospice Day Care Team
Why would I be referred to the in patient unit?
Patients are admitted to the In Patient Unit based on an overall assessment of their individual needs (i.e. medical needs, social circumstances, respite care support required, etc). There are a number of reasons why people may be admitted to Foyle Hospice In Patient Unit. These include:-
- Complex pain and symptom management
- Specialised palliative care in the final stages of a person’s illness
- Respite care for the patient/family/carer
Please note: Patients being admitted to the Hospice from home should request that their GP arrange transport, if they are unable to travel by car.