Hospiscare Exmouth & Lympstone

Meet the Clinical Nurse Specialists

Hospiscare Clinical Nurse Specialists are available to provide specialist advice in your home.

Clinical Nurse Specialists

The highly qualified and experienced Clinical Nurse Specialists are employed by Hospiscare (Exeter, East & Mid Devon) to provide expert palliative care advice for patients and their families/carers in our local community and liaise with the patient’s GP and other support agencies where necessary.

We share a team of Clinical Nurse Specialists with Budleigh Salterton & District Hospiscare, who are dedicated to supporting patients who wish to remain at home at the end of their lives. They are available on the phone or to visit at home all year round.

Services provided by Clinical Nurse Specialists include:

  • Specialist palliative care advice to patients who have been diagnosed with a progressive life-limiting illness e.g. cancer, lung, heart and neurological conditions.
  • Hospiscare nurses will visit and assess your needs using their expert knowledge.  
  • Liaison with GPs, community nurses, hospital teams and other agencies. 
  • Support for patients and their families/carers to enable patients to stay in their own home, if home is their preferred place of death.
  • Provide education and training to colleagues outside of the Hospiscare organisation.

How do we care for you?

The Clinical Nurse Specialists are on duty between 8.30am and 5pm, 7 days a week. At night there is an overnight advice line answered by Hospiscare's In-Patient Unit at Searle House in Exeter so that you can access our specialist help 24 hours a day.

You might need our help if....

  • You have a life-limiting illness and are having difficulties at home with symptom control and need advice on your medication in complex situations.
  • You or your carer need help with emotional or social concerns.
  • You would like our support to enable you to make decisions about future care.

How you can access the service?

A doctor, nurse or other health care professional who knows you well must complete a Hospiscare referral form, which can be obtained from the clinical administration team based in Exeter, contact no. 01392 688024. This is passed onto the local team to assess and they will make contact with you.