We work closely with our NHS colleagues in all settings. If you are in hospital the clinicians caring for you may feel that you can best be cared for by Oakhaven. If this is the case they will speak to you and you may be discharged straight from hospital to our Hospice.
Our Hospice staff also visit hospitals to support our NHS colleagues and to help meet your needs. In particular this is the case with Lymington New Forest Hospital, but Oakhaven consultants also regularly attend and support Southampton General to help with your care and support your discharge either back to your home or to our Hospice.
Lymington New Forest Hospital
If you are in Lymington New Forest Hospital and are already known to Oakhaven one of our consultants or nurse specialists can see you there and liaise with hospital staff about your treatment, care and any discharge plans. This may include transfer to Oakhaven if you would like and where appropriate.
If they think it would be helpful for you, hospital staff may refer you to us. Oakhaven may advise the team about controlling your symptoms, provide emotional support and help with any discharge plans to home, care home or transfer to Oakhaven.
We provide regular education sessions for hospital staff and work closely with them on palliative care issues.