What is the Referral Criteria?
We will consider all admissions to the In-patient Unit for those with life limiting illnesses in Renfrewshire and surrounding areas. Patients can be referred to St. Vincent’s Hospice by their GP, Hospital Consultant, Specialist Nurses and Community Nurses.
What is the Procedure?
Referrals may be made via SCI-Gateway or using referral forms where this facility is not available. Referral forms can be obtained by contacting Clinical Administration on 01505 705 635 or by emailing GG-UHB.SVH@nhs.net.
The form should be posted to:
Clinical Administration, St. Vincent’s Hospice, Midton Road, Howwood, PA9 1AF or emailed to GG-UHB.SVH@nhs.net, outlining the main issues with copies of any relevant letters included.
Urgent referrals can also be made by telephone with the documents being sent at a later date.
It is important to provide as much information as possible at the time of referral to avoid delays in responding to a patient’s needs.
Please note that at busy periods, there may be a waiting list for admissions.