St John’s Hospice specialist palliative care accepts referrals for adults aged 18 years and over, who have complex needs associated with advanced, progressive, incurable, malignant or non-malignant disease and are living in the Doncaster locality.

Referrals for the inpatient unit are accepted from GPs, hospital consultants and their teams (often in liaison with the hospital palliative care teams), the community Macmillan nurse specialists and district and community nurses.

All referrals need to be made via the New referral form and fully completed with attached additional information as appropriate.

St John’s hospice has a referral criteria guidance document Specialist Palliative Care Service Referral Criteria to help health care professionals refer their patients into our service. The following services are covered by the referral criteria:

  • Inpatient unit
  • Community Specialist Palliative Care Team
  • Day Hospice
  • Specialist Palliative Care Out-Patient Clinics

For all information on how to refer to our other services, please go to the appropriate page:

For information on Palliative Care see:

Palliative Needs Assessment