Q: Do I have to have cancer to get referred to Oakhaven?
A: No. Although many of our patients do have cancer we also provide care for patients with other life limiting illnesses.
Q: How much does it cost to be cared for at Oakhaven?
A: All care we offer patients is free.
Q: If I am admitted to Oakhaven does it mean that I will not come home again?
A: People are admitted to Oakhaven for many different reasons. Sometimes admission will be to assess your symptoms and try to improve your quality of life or to set up a better package of care for you at home. Some people do come to us for the last week or two of their life.
Q: If I am referred to Oakhaven does that mean I will be admitted to the in-patient unit?
A: Not necessarily. In fact most of our patients stay at home and are cared for by their usual doctor and district nurse with special help and support from our team of community staff including clinical nurse specialists, hospice at home nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, complementary therapists and counsellors. You may also be referred to our day hospice service.
Q: How do I get referred to Oakhaven?
A: Normally referral is from your GP, district nurse or hospital doctor or nurse.
Q: Does it matter where I live?
A: Usually patients who come to Oakhaven live in the New Forest including Hythe and Waterside, Lymington, Brockenhurst, Sway, New Milton, Milford on Sea and some parts of Lyndhurst.
Q: Can my family benefit from the services offered at Oakhaven?
A: Yes. We believe in caring for the patient and their family and strive to support them too. Your family may benefit from complementary therapy, counselling, carers’ days and general support from the whole team here.