Our Urgent Care Service, formerly known as the St Luke’s Crisis team, ensures high-quality co-ordinated and compassionate care for terminally ill patients who need our rapid response during a time of change or at end of life and want to be looked after at home.
With a single call to our hub, our specialist team – which provides care in partnership with Marie Curie – will work with you, your carers, GP, district nurse and any other health and social care agency, to provide:
• Support upon your discharge from hospice or hospital, when required, preventing avoidable re-admissions.
• Bespoke care and support for your ongoing individual needs.
What areas do we cover?
Our catchment area is Plymouth and the surrounding areas of South West Devon, including Salcombe, Kingsbridge, Ivybridge, Tavistock and the Moors. We also cover East Cornwall, including Saltash, Torpoint, Looe, Liskeard, Callington and Launceston.
When is the service available?
Our service is here for you seven days a week from 8am to 10pm, which is when support is often required most. To access it, you will need a referral from a GP, district nurse or other relevant healthcare professional.
If you are a healthcare professional, please see our Information Hub for information on referrals.