Hospiscare has a small team of specialist nurses and doctors who work closely with the medical and nursing teams looking after patients in the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. If thought necessary the medical team looking after you in the RD&E will ask the Hospiscare team to come and see you and make their specialist recommendations.
Once the referral request has been made Hospiscare's specialist nurses will visit and discuss your illness, treatment, medication and feelings. The Hospiscare doctors are available to see you if needed.
They can suggest ways of helping with whatever your concerns are - whether physical discomfort or worries about current or future care.
The Hospiscare team work closely with all healthcare professionals involved in your care during your stay in hospital and will liaise with other Hospiscare teams as necessary when you go home.