Patient referrals - General Information Referrals to Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice can be made for patients* aged over 18 with life limiting illness by a range of Healthcare Professionals including GPs, Community and District nurses and consultants across Birmingham and Sandwell. *Patients wishing to be referred, should speak to their doctor or nurse. This is to ensure that we work in partnership with the other professionals involved in your care. Patients who have been discharged from the Hospice less than three months ago, can self-refer back if support is needed again. What can patients be referred for? We provide: Symptom control for example advice on pain control, breathlessness, fatigue, nausea. Psychosocial support including carer support Care at the end of life. How are referrals prioritised We ask you to provide information about the urgency of referral. If you particularly feel that urgent input is required, in addition to sending the referral form, please call us on 0121 472 1191 and we will endeavour to provide support and advice over the phone and arrange an appropriate time for assessment. Less urgent referrals are reviewed daily, for both inpatient and community referrals. Discharge from our care Patients can be discharged from our care if their symptoms have been controlled, they no longer need or want our support, or they have stabilised. They can be re-referred at any time if the situation changes. As we do not provide long term care on the inpatient unit, so once patients have stabilised, we will often talk to them about future care options. Click here to make a referral Additional information To find out more about patient referrals and Hospice admissions, please contact us: Tel: 0121 472 1191 Email: [email protected] If you have any queries or would like advice regarding new referrals, our Triage Nurse, Rachel Shuttleworth, is available Monday to Friday (8.00am to 4.00pm) on 07726580153.