Did you know we care for people aged 14 and upwards?
Due to medical advances and treatment, people are living longer, and that includes young people who have complicated conditions.
From the age of 16, young adults are too old to be treated by children’s services and are faced with the daunting prospect of adult care.
St Elizabeth Hospice has been developing a young adult service for two years, working closely with children’s services to ensure young adults have a smooth transition from children’s to adult care.
The team here at St Elizabeth Hospice like to start getting to know young adults from the age of 14 to prepare them and their family for the transition to our services.
We are happy to attend education, health and care plan reviewing meetings and other transition planning meetings to ensure an easy transition from children's to adults services.
As part of our transitional care service we run a monthly young adult group called X-Change in our day centre at the hospice in Foxhall Road, enabling young adults and their families to build connections with St Elizabeth Hospice through regular, meaningful visits.
Young adult service
We have been working with our young adult patients, their families, children’s services and other young adult hospice’s to develop our young adult service to ensure we are providing the right care and support for young adults and their families.
We currently offer:
- Help in managing symptoms
- Emotional support
- Support for siblings
- Parent peer support
- Therapy services including complementary therapy and access to a brand new state-of-the-art gym
- Outpatient clinics
- Home visits
- Short break unit
- Open events
How to refer
We can take a referral direct from a patient, family member or carer. To find out more about self-referring, click here
Information for professionals
If you are looking at developing a transitional care and young adult service and would like advice, please get in touch.
Our transitional care team are happy to support other organisations in introducing and implementing the service.