Project information

Hospice at Home service

The last 10 years has seen an increase for end of life care to be delivered to patients in their own homes. With this in mind St Barnabas plans to introduce a Hospice at Home service to support patients in receiving care and if appropriate dying, at home. The service will commence in March 2012.

March 2012 - March 2015

Charity information

St Barnabas Hospice

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  • Need


    A report published by the Cicely Saunders Institute in 2010 reveals that in England, 63% of people said they wished to die at home (this compares with just 7% who wished to die in hospital). However, the reality is very different and in 2010 only 21% of deaths occurred at home, whilst 53% of deaths occurred in hospital. With the number of deaths predicted to rise in the next 10 – 20 years the actual number of people dying in hospital – most probably against their wishes – will increase likewise.


    The hospice is renowned in the local community for the quality of care provided and by offering patients a greater choice over their preferred place of care – and indeed death – through extending our services to incorporate a “hands on” Hospice at Home service, patients and their families will benefit through:

    • More patients being supported in their preferred place of care
    • A more cohesive approach to end of life care in the local community
    • A “better death” for more people

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Launch of the Hospice at Home Service in March 2012


    » Appoint a Team Leader to commence by 31 December 2011
    » Begin discussions with other local healthcare providers to discuss the aims of the service and the patient referral process
    » Recruit and appoint 3 Healthcare Assistants to form the initial Hospice at Home Team.
    » Equip room and arrange for publication of appropriate information materials by March 2012

    Success will be providing end of life support for 240 patients in their homes in the first 12 months.

  • Impact


    The long term change will be:
    All patients requiring end of life care being supported in their preferred place of care
    A more cohesive approach to end of life care in the local community
    A better death for more people
    Success will be demonstrated by:
    Questionnaires completed by patients or family members
    Regular review meetings with other service providers in the local area
    An annual survey covering a wide range of aspects of our services
    Our Care Quality Commission inspection


    The principal risk is a reduction in the overall level of funding received by the organisation from statutory sources.
    However, as this aspect of our services will not currently receive such funding its success is not dependent on it.


    Through our newsletters, website and Annual Review. We are happy to provide specific information if requested.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £176,895

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      Amount Heading Description
      £146,657 Staff salaries Team Leader & Nursing Assistants
      £8,900 Other staff expenses Training, travel etc
      £9,810 Equipment Medical equipment and consumables
      £11,528 Overheads IT equipment & associated costs
  • Background


    Worthing and the surrounding area.


    Adults and their families with progressive life-limiting conditions which are no longer responsive to curative treatment and who need end of life care.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are the only hospice in Worthing and have almost 40 years experience of providing this kind of care to the local community.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Andy Burt

    Director of Adult Nursing Services