St Luke's at Home

OUR CARE
at home

Our Care at Home

 

St Luke's at home offers specialist advice and support to people with a progressive life limiting illness. We see people in their own homes, including residential care and nursing homes, nurse led clinics and community hospitals.

The team consists of specialist staff who are trained in end of life care, including St Luke’s nurses, social workers and occupational therapists. We work in partnership with patients, carers, your GP and other health and social care agencies, and your own GP will remain responsible for your care, even when the St Luke's team are involved.

The care and support that the team offers includes:

  • Specialist advice about any complex symptoms you may experience

  • Help and guidance with financial and social problems

  • Emotional and spiritual support for you and your family

  • Practical help and guidance to enable you to maximise your independence and help those who care for you

  • Liasing with other professionals, such as social services, occupational therapists and hospital teams to provide additional support where it's needed

  • Signposting to other St Luke's services or community services

HELPFUL INFORMATION


Which areas do we cover?

Our catchment area is the City of Plymouth and surrounding areas of South West Devon, including those around Salcombe, Kingsbridge, Ivybridge, Tavistock and the Moors.

How can you access this service?

To access this service, initially, you will need to be referred by a GP, hospital doctor, district nurse, palliative care teams or other health professionals.

Do people have to pay?

No, the care of St Luke's at home to patients and families is free of charge. However, St Luke’s is a registered charity and receives only a small part of its funding from the NHS. 

Downloads

Information leaflet for patients at home

Driving, painkillers and other medicines

Planning your future care leaflet

Planning your future care document

Referral Form for Community Specialist Palliative Care

Referral Criteria for Community Specialist Palliative Care

Contact Us

Email: community@stlukes-hospice.org.uk

Tel: 01752 964200 (Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm)

Tel: 01752 964200 (Weekends & Bank Holidays 9am - 5pm)

Tel: 01752 401172 (Advice at night 5pm - 9am)

Tel: 0845 504 9113 (Out of hours GP Devon Doc)

St Luke's at home
Units 3-5 Brooklands
Budshead Road
Crownhill
Plymouth
PL6 5XR

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