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Hospice at Home

Hospice care can last for months or even years depending on your diagnosis but when it comes down to those final weeks, our team of registered Hospice at Home nurses and nursing assistants are on hand.


The care of your choice

Our Hospice at Home Team care for people who are at the end stage of their illness and have a wish to die at home. They provide care in people’s own homes in partnership with Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust (BCHC), working alongside GPs and other healthcare providers.

If you choose to be at home for your final days, we will work alongside your GP and district nurses to make sure you are as comfortable as you can be. This may involve daily visits, helping your loved ones to know what to look out for, and reducing any symptoms you may have.

The team help people avoid potential crises that could lead to unwanted hospital admissions, as well as ensuring a timely discharge of people in hospital who are nearing the end of their lives and want to be cared for at home.

Who do we care for?

Our Hospice at Home service is available for individuals who:

  • Are over the age of 18.
  • Are assessed as having a limited life expectancy and wish to be cared for and die at home.
  • Are under the care of a Birmingham or Sandwell GP and live within the catchment area of Birmingham Hospice.

What we provide

You will be assessed by a registered nurse from Birmingham Hospice who will put together a bespoke care plan for you, liaising with your GP, District Nurse and Hospital Consultant as necessary. The team can help with symptom management and pain control. We also have specialist nurses in neurological and respiratory conditions.

We will provide a package of care in your own home of up to three calls per day until a long-term package of care can be provided.

Our team will support with personal care, patient comfort and nursing care as appropriate. We can also provide advice and emotional care to individuals and their families, carers and loved ones – including counselling and bereavement support.

How long will Hospice at Home visit for?

Care is provided for approximately four weeks before being reviewed. Care may continue following review and discussion with you, your carers and District Nurses.

If your problems have been resolved and your condition has stabilised, ongoing care may be transferred to another care provider.


Make a referral

The referral form can be found on this website. Completed forms can then be returned to

If you have any queries or would like advice regarding new referrals or the Hospice at Home service, please contact the HoBS Team on 0121 809 1900. This number is available 24/7.

What made the charity so special was how personal their care was. They tailored their care to exactly what Lea wanted – to be at home with me and the boys, making as many memories as he could in the time he had left."
Emma Nicholls, wife of Hospice at Home patient Lea Nicholls

All our services are free of charge. Your donation makes a difference.


Can buy a teddy bear with a recording of a loved one’s voice for a bereaved child to treasure as a keepsake.


Pays for a bereavement support session to help a family member cope with the loss of a loved one.


Pays for a community nurse to visit someone at home, helping them manage their symptoms and coordinating their care.


Covers the cost of a home visit from an Occupational Therapist to help people to be as independent as possible.