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Referrals to Adult services

Who can refer?

We accept referrals from General Practitioners, Consultants, or other healthcare professionals in consultation with a patient’s doctor.

Adult patients from Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland and Gateshead can be referred to us.

Our core palliative services include: an inpatient service, day hospice, outpatient consultant clinics, complementary therapy, ‘Positive Steps’, cognitive behavioural therapy, acupuncture, hypnotherapy and lymphoedema management.

We also provide a Lymphoedema Service to non-palliative care patients.

You can find out more about our services and see our facilities in the Adult Services Photo Booklet.

 

Referral criteria

 

  • Referrals can be made by telephone, fax or post.

    Telephone referrals will normally be received by the Medical Secretaries. 


    For telephone referrals, please ring: 0191 285 0063.


    Download our joint hospice referral form or our Lymphoedema Service referral form and fax back to 0191 246 9072. 


    Joint Hospice Referral Form  Lymphoedema Service Referral Form


    You can also post referrals to:

    St Oswald’s Hospice,
    Regent Avenue,
    Gosforth,
    Newcastle upon Tyne,
    NE3 1EE
    .


    Emergency referrals onto our inpatient unit will be discussed by the Nurse in Charge and senior member of our medical team and a decision communicated back to the referrer within one hour.