Due to vulnerability of patients and maintaining safety of staff and their families who may be vulnerable, visitors will be refused entry if they have

1) tested positive from COVID19 in the past 10 days and have not had at least 48 hours without fever or respiratory symptoms or

2) had close contact with/or a household member has tested positive in past 10 days, unless they are double vaccinated and have had a negative PCR in past 48 hours and do not have symptoms of covid 19. (proof of vaccination status will be required, ideally a covid passport or the NHS app. In exceptional circumstances, vaccination card)

At this moment is time, the Therapy Centre is still closed.

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Key Information

Team name: Palliative Care

Head of Service: Zoe Smith

Team email: wisdom.hospice@nhs.net

Team address: Wisdom Hospice, High Bank, Rochester, Kent, ME1 2NU

Team phone: 01634 830456

About the team

Our specialist palliative care service based at the Wisdom Hospice offers a multi-disciplinary team approach, including a team based in Medway Maritime Hospital, funded primarily by the NHS, with support from the friends of the Wisdom Hospice >

The service includes fifteen in-patient beds, bereavement support, advice and psychosocial and family support to patients and families. We provide community palliative care at home, as well as advice and support through our Day Therapy Centre. Our hospital palliative care team provide advice and support for in-patients referred in Medway Maritime Hospital.

Our team also support education locally, nationally and internationally as well as volunteer bereavement counsellors who provide support to bereaved families.

Referral into the service can be made by any healthcare professional and for patients at home it is with the agreement of the GP.

The Wisdom Hospice