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Patient and Family Resources

Welcome to our Patient and Family resources area. Here you will find helpful information to support you or your loved one while receiving care from Farleigh Hospice.

We hope you find the following information leaflets helpful.

All the leaflets can be downloaded by clicking on the links below. If you require any further advice on symptoms, nursing care and other needs relating to life-limiting illness, please call our Clinical Advice Line on 01245 455478.


Inpatient Unit (IPU) visitor guide

This guide provides useful information to anyone visiting a patient on our IPU, including visiting hours, parking, facilities and infection prevention. Download a copy of the guide below.

IPU visitors guide


Protecting your privacy and keeping personal information safe and secure

This leaflet is intended to help patients and families/carers to understand our practices regarding clinical service users’ personal information and how we collect, use and store this information.

Download a copy of the leaflet below.

Privacy and personal information leaflet


Pressure ulcer damage

This leaflet is designed to let you know about some of the skin changes and damage that can happen if you are not able to move and change position as much as previously. It includes information on the early warning signs and different categories of pressure ulcer, as well as advice on prevention.

Download a copy of the leaflet below.

Pressure ulcer damage


Motor neurone disease

This leaflet provides information about motor neurone disease and the range of support available at Farleigh Hospice to help patients manage symptoms and maintain independence.

Download a copy of the leaflet below.

Motor neurone disease

Farleigh Hospice is supporting Laura who has motor neurone disease - you can read her story here


Delirium

Delirium is a common problem for many people with a serious illness. This leaflet provides information and advice on what Delirium is, what it can look like, its causes, and how to help and support someone with Delirium.

Download a copy of the leaflet below.

Delirium


Falls - staying steady and safe

We have designed two leaflets to let you know about some of the preventative measures that can be taken to reduce your risk of falls during your stay in the Inpatient Unit and at home.

Download a copy of the leaflets below.

Staying steady and safe in the Inpatient Unit

Staying steady and safe at home


Fluids at the end of Life

This leaflet explains what happens to someone’s eating and drinking at the end of life. It includes information on the different methods of giving fluids, when this might or might not be helpful and what other support can be given at this time.

Download a copy of the leaflet below.

Fluids at end of life


Strong painkillers and driving

Strong painkillers can affect each person differently and may affect your ability to drive. This advice booklet explains how painkillers can affect a person and when you should not drive. It was written taking current guidance from the Department for Transport into account.

Download a copy of the leaflet below.

Strong painkillers and driving


Registering a death

This leaflet is intended to provide you with helpful information on the next steps to take after a loved one has died.

Download a copy of the leaflet below.

Registering a death