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Living with a life-limiting illness can affect every aspect of your life and those around you. Farleigh Hospice recognises this and offers a range of clinical services to support you and those close to you.

Access to Farleigh may be appropriate at any stage of your illness.

People are accepted into the service on the basis of palliative care need, and not diagnosis, however you will need to meet the following criteria;

  • Live in mid Essex and/or be registered with a mid Essex GP
  • Have or be affected by someone with a progressive life-limiting illness
  • Be over the age of 18
  • Have complex care needs that are best resolved by the specific skills of the hospice multidisciplinary team
  • Consented to the referral for Farleigh Hospice services

All referrals require consent to request relevant information from your GP and other health professionals so that we can provide the best possible care and support.


You can self-refer if you think you could benefit from the services that Farleigh Hospice provides.

For more information, or if you would like to find out how to refer a family member, please call our advice line on 01245 455478 between 8am and 8pm, 7 days a week.

Referral from a healthcare professional

You can be referred by your GP, Consultant, Community Nurse or other healthcare professionals as long as they have your consent.

If you are a healthcare professional and would like to refer a patient to Farleigh Hospice’s services, please read our practitioner guidelines.

Bereavement referral

Experiencing the loss of a family member can be extremely distressing. Our Bereavement Support team are on hand to help you through the emotional impact of grief. We recognise that bereavement affects everyone differently, so we offer a range of support options to best suit you or your family member. We provide support for anyone who lives in the mid Essex area; you do not need to have a previous connection with Farleigh.

For details on how to refer to our adult and child bereavement services, please click here.

Pre-bereavement referral

The Yo-Yo Project is a community service for children and young people aged 4 to 18. The project offers pre-bereavement services, which are available when someone significant in a child/young person's life has a life-limiting progressive illness, and the child is struggling to come to terms with it.

For details on how to refer to our pre-bereavement service, please click here.