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Resources and information leaflets

Access digital versions of our leaflets for patients, families, carers and healthcare professionals.

Information and resources

Advance Care Planning

Advance care planning gives you the opportunity to plan your future care, support, and medical treatment, while you have capacity to do so.


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Anticipatory Medicines

Information for you about anticipatory or ‘just in case’ medications and circumstances when and why you my need them.


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Bed rails

Information about bed rails including, what they are, who may be offered them and who may not to make informed decisions.


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Caring for your skin

This information leaflet explains how to keep your skin clean, comfortable, and reduce the risk of developing pressure ulcers.


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Children's Healing and Therapeutic Support Team

Information about our CHATS Team who provide confidential, emotional support for children and young people at the hospice and in the community.


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Specialist Community Palliative Care Team

Information about our Community Team who support people with any advice, concerns or worries in relation to their diagnosis.


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Complementary Therapy

Information about our bespoke complementary therapies that aid and support emotional, physical, and spiritual wellbeing.



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Compliments, comments and complaints

We want to know if Birmingham Hospice has met your expectations, or if there is anything we can do to improve and be even better.


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What is delirium?

Information for patients, families and carers explaining what delirium is and the various ways it can be treated.


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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) decisions

This leaflet explains what cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is for and how informed decisions are made about it.


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Driving while on medication

Guidance for people who are taking medications that could impair or affect their ability to drive safely.


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Hospice at Home

Information about specialist care Birmingham Hospice can provide for you in your own home if you choose to be cared for there.


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HoBS – Hospices of Birmingham & Solihull

HoBS brings together hospices across the region to provide responsive, expert support and advice for people living with a life-limiting illness and their families.


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How we use your information

This leaflet explains how we record and use your information in compliance with confidentiality and GDPR legislation.


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Inpatient Unit Information

Information about our staying at our Selly Park and Erdington IPUs for patients, families and carers.


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Living Well Centre

Information about our Living Well Centres for patients including our current programme of sessions.


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Bone Metastases and Malignant Spinal Cord Compression (MSCC)

This leaflet is to tell you some important details about MSCC, a possible complication of your illness.


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This leaflet has been given to you because you are either being started on or are already taking a medicine known as a strong opioid.


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Our Pharmacy Team

How our specialist Pharmacy Team can support you with your medication in our Inpatient Units and in the community.


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Personal Health Budget (PHB)

Information about Personal Health Budgets (PHB), who can access them and what they can be used for.


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Pressure ulcer prevention

Information about pressure ulcers (also known as bed sores), how they may affect you and how they can be treated.


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Preventing falls

Learn how to reduce your risk of accidental falls and stay safe and confident on your own two feet both at home and in the hospice.


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Space To Breathe For Patients

A self-management programme held at our Selly Park site for people with a life-limiting condition who would like to learn strategies to manage breathlessness.


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Talking to children about death and dying

Information to support you to have conversations with children and young people both pre and post-bereavement.


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An overview of our Therapies Team including, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy and how they can help you to be independent.


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This leaflet tells you about Venous Thromboembolism (VTE). It explains what VTE is, who is at risk and ways to reduce the risk.


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Use of medicines beyond licence

This leaflet will help you to understand some important aspects of medicine licensing regulations and how these issues might affect you.


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Caring for your Wellbeing

Information about our team of Counsellors, Spiritual Carers, Therapists, and Bereavement Volunteers whose focus is on supporting you and your loved ones emotionally and spiritually.


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What to expect at the end of life

Information to help you understand the dying process and signs to look out for when someone is at the end of life.


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Digital accessibility guide

This leaflet explains how to use the Recite Me toolbar on our website to customise your browsing experience in a way that best suits your individual needs.

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How our care supports people in Birmingham

Our patients are at the heart of everything we do, and have been throughout our combined 157-year history. We take care of our community when they need us most. We are here to support families, carers and loved ones through difficult times – right from diagnosis.

Click below to learn more about how Birmingham Hospice supports people with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

Angela Riches, a patient staying in our Inpatient Unit

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