Referral criteria and process for admission to Butterfly Hospice, Boston (interim document to be reviewed June 2021)

Information for Health and Social Care professionals. This document gives information on how to make a referral to the Butterfly Hospice The Butterfly Hospice is a purpose built six bedded nurse led unit in Boston for palliative care Palliative Care patients. The patients who can most benefit from admission are those with non-complex physical symptoms, psychological or spiritual needs that are causing distress, or palliative care needs that are difficult to address in the patient’s usual home or care setting.

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Anticipatory Prescribing – NICE Evidence
3rd May 2018

A link to the evidence for the benefits of anticipatory prescribing

Responsive Need Tool (RNT)
3rd February 2016

A tool used by clinical professionals that attempts to score a patient's needs and the appropriate response. Developed by a partnership of providers in Lincolnshire: ULHT; Macmillan; LCHS; Marie Curie; St Barnabas Hospice; LCC.

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