South Bucks Hospice offers all healthcare professionals the opportunity to refer patients to one or more of our services
As well as being a palliative care centre, South Bucks Hospice at Butterfly House offers lymphoedema care to those who need our help and support.
We focus on enhancing the quality of life of those who use our services, helping people to live an independent life at home for as long as possible. South Bucks Hospice also offers a wide range of support groups and support and therapies to families and carers, including bereavement support.
We are a registered charity and all of our services are provided free of charge.
If you would like to find out more about our services and what we provide, please do get in touch with us as we would love to hear from you: Call our nurses on 01494 552750 or email them at email@example.com
Refer to South Bucks Hospice
Our Referral Criteria
Referrals from healthcare professionals should be made via the Single Point of Access (SPA) system. A link to the SPA referral form can be found at the bottom of the page.
For Palliative Care
We offer our services to:
- Those with a cancer diagnosis
- Those with a diagnosis of life limiting illnesses
Unfortunately, we cannot extend our services to:
- Anyone under 18 years old
- People with severe dementia because we are not a secure facility
- Mental health patients with challenging behaviour or who are not compliant with their medication requirements
For Lymphoedema Care
- Patients who have lymphoedema as a result of cancer or its treatment
- Patients who have complex oedema resulting from advancing malignancy or organ failure due to progressive cancer
- Cancer patients who are at risk of developing lymphoedema and require preventative treatment
- Health care professionals or carers requesting education and expert advice in all aspects of cancer related and/or palliative lymphoedema
We cannot extend our services to those with:
- Severe vascular insufficiency (recent Doppler ABPI of less the 0.8)
- Severe uncontrolled cardiac/renal failure
- A history of DVT/Thrombosis in the last 3 months
- Current acute inflammatory episode (cellulitis)
- Oedema as a result of uncontrolled diabetes
- A BMI of 40 or over
Additional services, where possible, may include:
- Requests for home visits are subject to the condition of attendance with the Community Nurse as a joint visit, and are limited to patients who are housebound with restricted mobility or palliative patients for end-of-life care. This condition is required to establish a care plan and to jointly support the patient moving forward for their best outcome.
- Volunteer transport. This may be available to patients who do not have relatives or friends to take them to and from appointments. Please enquire to find out about availability.
All referrals to our Lymphoedema Clinic must be made by a GP or healthcare professional.
For Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Care
We offer our services to:
- Those with a life-threatening or life-limiting illness
- Family members of those with a life-threatening or life-limiting illness
- Anyone who has been bereaved by the loss of a loved one by a terminal illness within the last two years.
If individuals who approach our service do not meet this referral criteria, we are happy to offer advice and, where possible, signpost to other services and provide supportive literature.