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Make a referral

Make a referral

Referring patients and families to North Devon Hospice

As soon as someone is given a life-limiting diagnosis, North Devon Hospice is here to help. We care for patients and support their families, from diagnosis throughout their entire journey.

- The person being referred must give consent for the referral and for us to have the information we require to deliver our services
- We always recommend that you contact their GP before you send a referral
- Please provide the necessary information we require (i.e. copies of latest clinical letters)


Who is eligible for referral to North Devon Hospice?

Patients diagnosed with a life-limiting illness
This includes cancer and non-cancer diagnoses (such as COPD, heart failure, MND and others). Refer for:
- Symptom management relating to their life-limiting illness, such as pain, nausea, constipation, breathlessness and others
- Emotional, psychological and spiritual support due to the impact of their life-limiting illness
- End of life care

Families and carers
Friends, colleagues and relatives of a person with a life-limiting illness can be referred for:
- Emotional, psychological and spiritual support due to the impact of a loved one's life-limiting illness
- Bereavement support following the death of someone cared for by North Devon Hospice


Guide to our services - How to refer and what to expect

Inpatient care

Hospice to Home


Who can make a referral to North Devon Hospice?

Any health or social care professional who knows the patient or family member, such as GP, district nurse, social worker, specialist nurse, consultant.


Any queries?
If you want to discuss a referral with us, please contact our duty CNS (Clinical Nurse Specialist) Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.00pm, by calling 01271 344248. The duty CNS will discuss your enquiry and will be able to tell you if a patient or their family is likely to benefit from our services