In-patient Unit

About our In-Patient Unit

Our In-patient Unit provides specialist palliative respite and end of life care.

In-line with your wishes, and upon referral from your GP, Hospital Consultant or Specialist Nurse, you may be admitted to our IPU for respite, palliative or end of life care. You may be brought in from home, or straight from hospital.

Temporary relocation of our in-patient unit to Southlands, Port Erin

With effect from June 2019, our in-patient unit temporarily moved to Southlands in Port Erin to enable the Enhancing our Healing Environment project works to commence. These services will remain at Southlands into 2020 until the works are completed.

Since our current home at Strang was built 12 years ago there have been some significant changes in the needs of our patients, along with changes to regulations which mean we now need to enhance our environment. Learn more here.

Our In-Patient Unit can be contacted on: 01624 647406

 

How to find Southlands, Port Erin

 

Our Team

Care on our IPU is provided by a multi-disciplinary team of highly experienced doctors, registered nurses, occupational therapists, complementary therapists, counsellors, social workers, clinical psychologists, volunteers, healthcare assistants and a chaplain. 

"Each member of staff was so caring and understanding. You helped us all through a very difficult few days." 

Source: IPU patient relative

The professionals involved in your care meet on a weekly basis, this is followed by a ward round which is used to help plan your time with us. It is important that you are at the centre of all that we do, so you are encouraged to have honest discussions with the team and work with them to plan for your future care.

The people who are important to you are also invited to attend the ward round as we believe it is important that they are welcomed, listened to and made to feel 'part of the team'.

Our team will also liaise with your GP and District Nurse to ensure that your needs can be met in the community following discharge.

 

Quality & Safety

Patients and their families rightly expect to be cared for in a safe environment, this is something we pride ourselves on at Hospice Isle of Man.

In 2017 our IPU had a lower rate of patient falls when compared with both other hospices our size and when compared to all hospices in the UK. 

We believe this is a result of our commitment to continually improve clinical quality and safety, the careful assessments carried out by our staff as patients are admitted and the high standard of care provided throughout a patient's stay. 

 

What you should bring with you

To make your stay as comfortable as possible, we recommend bringing the following:

  • night clothes
  • dressing gown
  • slippers (non-slip)
  • toiletries
  • tissues
  • walking aids (if required)
  • all medication you are taking at present
  • all vitamin supplements you are taking at present

You may also wish to bring electronic devices:

  • mobile phone 
  • kindle
  • laptop
  • iPad

Please do not bring valuables or large sums of money.

Meals

Breakfast, lunch, tea and supper are all provided and all food is lovingly prepared in our kitchens by our wonderful catering team. You can select choices on the menu or request an alternative meal if you prefer. Meals can also be provided for two close family members, friends or carers.

 

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Lunch is served between 12.30-1.30pm and tea is served between 5.00-6.00pm. During meal times our clinical staff prefer not to disturb you with any routine observations as part of our protected mealtime initiative but our nurses, volunteers and health care assistants are on hand to assist if you need them.

Visitors can access refreshments in the Braddan Lounge, for something more substantial Elaine's Coffee Shop is open Monday-Friday and serves a selection of hot and cold food, snacks and drinks can also be purchased from our vending machine.

 

Visiting

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, please refer to a member of our IPU team around our current visiting guidance.

Referral Process

As part of our commitment to reaching more people earlier with easier access we will be introducing a self-referral process in the future.

In the meantime, if you or a relative would like to access our care you can be referred through the following healthcare professionals:

  • General Practitioner
  • Hospital Consultant /Medical team
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist includes OPAS Nurses
  • Senior Allied Health Professionals
  • District Nursing Team Leaders/ Long Term Conditions Co-ordinators

Healthcare professionals can find out more about our referral process here

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Temporary relocation of our in-patient unit to Southlands, Port Erin

With effect from June 2019, our in-patient unit temporarily moved to Southlands in Port Erin to enable the Enhancing our Healing Environment project works to commence. These services will remain at Southlands into 2020 until the works are completed.

Since our current home at Strang was built 12 years ago there have been some significant changes in the needs of our patients, along with changes to regulations which mean we now need to enhance our environment. Learn more here.

 

Our In-Patient Unit can be contacted on: 01624 647406

 

How to find Southlands, Port Erin

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