Foyle Hospice’s Inpatient Unit is a purpose built facility situated in beautifully landscaped gardens on the banks of the River Foyle. It can accommodate 9 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 provided in the Foyle Hospice Inpatient Unit are available to patients with life-limiting illnesses, which can include heart and lung disease, dementia, advanced cancer and other progressive neurological illness, alongside providing support for their family and carers.
How do I access this service?
Referral to the Inpatient 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 Inpatient unit
Patients are admitted to the Inpatient 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.