Referrals to Bolton Hospice

Our referral process is straight forward; please see the flow chart below for the process to refer a patient with palliative care needs:

If you would like to refer a patient for the services available at Bolton Hospice, please click here to access our referral form.

Communication Skills resources

Here is a short video called "Bill United" which shows compassion and empathy and is very useful for communication skills and understanding the patient journey

How to deal with someone going through a bereavement - staff tips

As part of Dying Matters Week 2018, our staff discussed their own experiences of dealing with bereavement, the things that help when someone has died and the things that didn't from real life situations.

Religious Needs Website

This fantastic resource outlines the beliefs and key issues in end of life care for a number of religions. 

Palliative and end of life care resources guide

The palliative and end of life care resources guide is now available online here. This provides a catalogue of over 150 palliative and end of life resources from Public Health England. These are thematically organised into 5 domains: general; commissioning and contracting; condition specific; data and intelligence; and learning and training.

Palliative care pain and symptom control guidelines

The fifth edition of the 'Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire Strategic Clinical Networks Palliative Care Pain and Symptom Control Guidelines' is now available online here.

This is designed to meet the needs of generalist staff caring for palliative care patients in all settings i.e. hospital, community and care homes.

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