Health Care Providers

If you have a patient interested in receiving end-of-life care at Ed’s House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre in the future:

You can make a referral for your patient for future admission consideration by completing and faxing the PCCT Referral Form.  If your patient and their family are considering an admission to Ed’s House, a tour can be arranged by calling the Hospice Clinical Manager or Hospice Team Lead at  1-855-473-8875.

When your patient meets the admission criteria and is looking to come to Ed’s House for end-of-life care:

Residents must be in the final stages of life. As the Most Responsible Physician (MRP), you will complete and fax our Bed Referral Form and Palliative Order Set. Once received, each application will be reviewed individually to ensure that the client meets the hospice’s admission criteria, and to identify any potential supplies, equipment or education that will be required to safely care for the patient.

A visit to the client’s home may be required to assess and discuss if admission to hospice is appropriate. The philosophy and objectives of hospice care will be explained, as well as other appropriate information provided, prior to admission.

If the client is not accepted for admission, information and other available supportive services will be provided, reinforcing that the patient may apply again if circumstances change.

Should the patient be accepted for admission, applications are prioritized based on symptom and care needs. A plan for admission is then made.