Professionals

We are passionate about building strong partnerships with Health and Social Care professionals.  If you’re a professional thinking of referring someone to Hospice of the Valleys, you will find useful information in this section about the services we can offer to your patients and their families, how you can refer a patient and the opportunity for training and…

We are passionate about building strong partnerships with Health and Social Care professionals.  If you’re a professional thinking of referring someone to Hospice of the Valleys, you will find useful information in this section about the services we can offer to your patients and their families, how you can refer a patient and the opportunity for training and education by our palliative care specialists. If you need additional information, please contact us on 01495 717277.

What are our services?

We have a wide range of services to support both you and your patient.

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Referring a Patient

Any Health or Social Care professional (with the patients consent) may refer a patient to Hospice of the Valleys. We do, however, have to consider specific clinical criteria before we can accept a patient.

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Education & Training

This section includes information on our short courses and formal education programme.

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Placements

An important part of Hospice of the Valleys services is to provide training and education to all Health and Social Care professionals who care for patients with palliative care needs.

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Useful Information & Resources

We have compiled some essential information and useful links for Health and Social Care professionals who are treating end of life and palliative care patients.

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Working Together

Collaborative Working That’s Close to Home. We work in partnership with Aneurin bean University Health Board to improve the quality of end of life care in our community.

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Phil was shell shocked when diagnosed with Prostate Cancer three years ago, age 44. Not knowing where else to turn, Phil self-referred to the hospice, already aware of the service as his father- in- law had received support.  “When I was diagnosed I was unsure where to turn. The hospice helped me understand my diagnosis and then explained the services they could provide to support me and my family” Shortly after Phil’s referral his specialist nurse saw he was suffering from a number of stress induced problems and suggested complementary therapy. “I was sceptical to begin with, but I could soon feel the benefits. My stress levels decreased and my sleep dramatically improved”. Phil received reflexology, massage and aromatherapy he also received these treatments when staying at Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan hospital.   The treatments improved Phil’s physical and psychological symptoms, allowing him to open up, discussing his fears and anxieties in a safe and relaxed environment. “It was my oasis in life, it was me time and I didn’t get that anywhere else. I would highly recommend having complementary therapies to anyone who is unsure. They have helped me no end and I haven’t looked back since” Phil explained.  During Phil’s journey he accessed a variety of the hospice’s services including family support, nursing and therapies. The clinical team worked together providing the support Phil needed.   Phil was discharged from the hospice as his symptoms were controlled and stable. Although Phil was anxious about discharge, he worked with the team and knows that should anything change, the hospice is only ever a phone call away.