Bristol Care Coordination Centre for End of Life, including Palliative Care Home Support and Fast Track Service

What is the Bristol Care Coordination Centre (BCCC) for End of Life?

The End of Life Care Coordination Centre coordinates care for patients in the last three months of life across Bristol.

What does this service offer?

We help patients to access the following services:

Palliative Care Home Support (PCHS) Service

Personal care and emotional support for patients who wish to die at home and are in the last six weeks of life. The service is led by clinicians with many years of experience in caring for people at this time of life. The team is based at Avonmouth but care is carried out in patient homes in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

Fast Track (FT) Service

Assessment for funding packages of care, nursing home placements/end of life beds in Bristol. This service is for patients who are rapidly deteriorating on a daily basis with a prognosis of 12 weeks or less and need funding for packages of care.

Marie Curie

We allocate Marie Curie nurses to provide night care on a daily basis, according to clinical need, for patients in the last three months of life.

Hospice at Home (St Peter’s Hospice)

We liaise twice daily with the Hospice at Home Team to ensure continuity of care for patients considered to be in the last two weeks of life.

How can I access this service?

To access this service you must be referred by a healthcare professional.

Are you a clinician that wants to refer to this service?

If you are a healthcare professional that wishes to make a referral into this service, please download our referral form on the left hand side. If you would like to talk to us about the referral please call 0117 982 8315 or, for PCHS South Gloucestershire only, call 0117 982 8545.

Our office base is open from Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm; weekends and bank holidays, 8am-4pm.

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