WHAT WE DO

PALLIATIVE CARE

We provide people with end of life nursing care in their own homes.

When asked, most of us say we want to die at home, in the comfort of familiar surroundings, close to those we love.

But that’s only possible if the right end of life care is available.  That means having access to specialist advice, nursing care and regular emotional support.  And for families caring for loved ones it means having someone they can turn to for reassurance and respite.

That’s where our nurses step in. Providing hands-on care whenever it’s needed, our nurses make it possible for people to be cared for in their own home, surrounded by family, friends and pets.  Guided by a patient’s needs and wishes, our nurses work closely with GPs and community nurses to help manage symptoms and give each person the care that’s right for them. And by helping people to relax and feel like themselves the nurses make sure patients and their families get the most out of their last moments together.

The team offers care whenever it’s needed, whether that’s for a few hours in the day or through the night.

Who do we care for?

We look after anyone, aged 18 and over, who is in their last weeks of life.  Patients are referred to us by GPs, community and specialist nurses, hospitals, hospices, and occasionally, family members.

Our patients are mainly registered at one of the following General Practices:

  • Bloxham Surgery Tel: 01295 722788
  • The Charlbury Medical Centre Tel: 01608 811680
  • Chipping Norton Health Centre Tel: 01608 642742
  • Hook Norton Surgery Tel: 01608 737302
  • Wychwood Surgery Tel: 01993 831061

“The nurses helped with the difficult conversations we needed to have but they also enabled life to continue, memories to be made and death to be dignified”

Jo Bason, whose husband Al died in 2015, aged 44.