IPU Service Description
The inpatient beds at St Peter’s Hospice are used for short-term admissions for the assessment and management of complex symptoms, care and psychosocial needs. The Hospice is unable to provide admission for respite or long term care.
IPU Admission criteria
Priority of admission is dependent on the complexity or intensity of the needs of the patient where this cannot be made in their current location.
Where more complex care needs are identified at the time of referral, further information, multi-disciplinary discussion or risk assessments may be required to ensure the Hospice is equipped to meet these appropriately.
Admission prioritised according to priority of need. Response time varies according to IPU workload and capacity.