0191 285 0063

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, Focus on Living Centre including traditional day hospice and therapeutic activities, 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.


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, our Lymphoedema Service referral form or our Focus on Liveing Referral Form and fax back to 0191 246 9072. 

    Joint Hospice Referral Form Lymphoedema Service Referral Form Focus on Living Centre Referral Form

    You can also post referrals to:

    St Oswald’s Hospice,
    Regent Avenue,
    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.