How to refer patients
If you're a healthcare professional and want to refer a patient to our Glasgow hospice, please contact us directly on 0141 557 7400 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Referral advice for healthcare professionals
We offer specialist care, free of charge for people living with a terminal illness, and provide support for their families.
We accept referrals for:
- Management of complex physical symptoms.
- Management of complex emotional / spiritual distress.
- Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) assessment and rehabilitation.
- End of life care.
All new referrals to our services are assessed and passed to the appropriate service from our morning clinical meeting. This is when requests for admissions to the inpatient unit are reviewed and prioritised.
Please make sure that all necessary clinical and social information is provided on the referral forms so patients are seen by the service that will best meet their needs. Please advise us if the patient has particular mobility requirements.
Referrals by GPs and district nurses
GPs and district nurses should refer electronically via the SCI Gateway by selecting “Palliative Care Services GG&C” on the referral destination and following the step-by-step prompts in the “palliative services” and “clinical data” tabs.
If the SCI Gateway cannot be used, please follow the instructions for the acute sector and all other referrers.
Acute sector and all other referrers
Hospital Palliative Care Teams should refer via the SCI Gateway if possible. If this is not possible, and for all other teams in Acute services, please complete the Marie Curie referral form which is available online.
Completed referral forms should be submitted whenever possible by secure email to GG-UHB.MarieCurie@nhs.net.
Fax and postal referrals should be avoided to ensure that referrals are triaged as quickly as possible and patient-sensitive information is shared in accordance with Caldicott guidelines. However, if essential, a referral form can be faxed from a secure line to the hospice clinical fax number on 0141 557 7429.
Postal referrals must be marked private and confidential for the attention of a designated clinician.
Advice regarding referral is available during office hours from the Marie Curie Hospice Patient Coordinator on 0141 557 7400.
Urgent referrals can be made by telephone to 0141 557 7400 during office hours. If an emergency (same day) admission is being requested, please ask for the doctor on all (9am- 5pm) or the contact nurse (out of hours). Please send a completed referral form as soon as possible using the recommended routes.
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