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Has anybody any experience of end of life in a hospice. Are they wards or do you have your own room.

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I did not experience the hospice as it was closed when my partner deteriorated, but I worked at my local farleigh hospice as a student nurse. 
the rooms were separate with a communal lounge area. 
I was told before Lewis deteriorated usually in a hospice the next of kin would be allowed to stay they have a bed for relatives and that they would of provided food for me too. 
 

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Kingsnorth
2 minutes ago, LisaC said:

I did not experience the hospice as it was closed when my partner deteriorated, but I worked at my local farleigh hospice as a student nurse. 
the rooms were separate with a communal lounge area. 
I was told before Lewis deteriorated usually in a hospice the next of kin would be allowed to stay they have a bed for relatives and that they would of provided food for me too. 
 

Hope this helps

Thank you. I live in Kent and was told that pilgrims hospice had bays and not rooms which l found odd.  It sounds more like a small hospital ward. 

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Borobi

It depends on the hospice. My local one has some single rooms and some 4 bedded ones. You should also look at hospice at home though. My husband died at home, but there were daily visits from carers, the district nurses came twice a day, and if there was a problem any time of the day or night, nurses from the hospice or Marie Curie nurses would come out. They were exceptional. 

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Kingsnorth

Ok thanks l presume that the palliative nurses can sort that out.  I was worried about being in pain and nobody to help l didn’t know you got 24/7 help 

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On 6/1/2021 at 5:38 PM, Kingsnorth said:

Has anybody any experience of end of life in a hospice. Are they wards or do you have your own room.

As recent as March 2021. My brother was at home for care with Palliative Team attending. I was with him 24 hrs and PT popped in 3 times a day. It became difficult my tasks as no equipment was available to lift him etc. Bathe him etc. He was admitted, on his wishes to a Hospice. It was a beautiful bright setting in a private room overlooking their gardens. Huge windows and very peaceful. He absolutely was more comfortable. A beautiful room with such hands on professional care . He sat up smiling for first time in two weeks. He enjoyed his time much better. Visits were not strict and each one has their own rules due to covid. If I were in such a position I would wish my ending to be in a Hospice. He was in 3 weeks under great professional care. He drifted off to sleep pain free. As family, we couldn't have wished for a more peaceful end. 

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Kingsnorth

Thank you for your reply. The local hospice here doesn’t have private rooms only bays which is a bit disappointing. 

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