Please complete St Andrew’s Hospice Inpatient referral form, which can be downloaded here.
Advice regarding this is available during office hours from the Medical Secretaries on 01236 772019/772020. Completed referral forms should be submitted whenever possible by secure email (eg. @nhs.net, @any.scot.nhs.uk, etc) to the designated Hospice referral email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
When referring a patient for inpatient care, it would be helpful if a COVID swab could be taken and sent for processing at the same time as the referral is submitted. Awaiting a result from the swab will not prevent the patient being admitted if required, but may help reduce any unnecessary risk to our other vulnerable inpatients.
Fax and postal referrals should be avoided to ensure that referrals are reviewed as quickly as possible and patient sensitive information is shared in accordance with Caldicott guidelines. However if essential, a completed St Andrew’s Hospice referral form should be faxed from a secure line to the hospice medical fax number 01236 772045 and receipt of this checked during office hours on 01236 772019/772020.
Postal referrals must be marked private and confidential for the attention of a designated clinician.