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Community care

In the community end of life care is led by the GP working together with the community nursing service. There may also be other teams involved in caring for people nearing the end of their lives such as the services below.

Bristol Care Coordination Centre for End of Life

The organisation coordinates care for patients in the last three months of life across Bristol and provides the following services:

  • Palliative Care Home Support Service:  To provide personal and nursing care to patients in the Bristol and South Gloucestershire area who wish to be supported in their last days/weeks of life, and  to enable them to stay and die at home. The team provide nursing care for patients and support to family members. The team can visit daily and are able to increase the number of visits as required. The team also work alongside other healthcare professionals like community nurses, GPs and hospice nurses. Referrals can be made by any health or social care professional;
  • Fast Track Service:  Assess patients who are rapidly deteriorating on a daily basis for funding to cover a package of care for them to remain at home or a nursing home placement in Bristol.  
  • Marie Curie service: Allocates Marie Curie nurses to provide night care for patients in the last three months of life.

View the Bristol Community Health Palliative Care Home Support leaflet here.

Find out more about the Bristol Care Coordination Centre here.

Hospice Care

Hospices are charitable organisations that care for local people who have incurable illnesses. The focus of care is to improve patients' quality of life, while extending care and support to their families and loved ones. They offer many services both to inpatients and outpatients. Please find below details for your local hospice. 

St Peters Hospice (Bristol)
Charlton Road
BS10 6NL

Telephone: Switchboard 0117 915 9400
24 Hour Advice Line 0117 915 9430

Dorothy House Hospice Care (Bath)



BA15 2LE

Tel: 01225 722 988

Weston Hospice Care (Somerset)
Jackson-Barstow House
28 Thornbury Road
BS23 4YQ
Telephone: 01934 423900