The Hospice Malta After-Hours On-Call Service ensures continuity of care and support for patients and their families.
Through this service patients and families can access after-hours nursing advice regarding symptom control, nursing care, and emotional support. This support has been described as a lifeline for these families during times of crisis because professionals within the community are not easily available during certain hours of the day.
The Hospice Malta After Hours On Call service ensures continuity of care and support for patients and their families. Through this service patients and families can access after hours nursing advice regarding symptom control, nursing care and emotional support. This support acts as a lifeline to these families during a crisis as professionals within the community are not easily available during certain hours.
The on-call service also provides peace of mind for the patients and their families as they know that someone is available when they need advice. Through the advice and support by the nurse on call and if it is safe for them to do so, patients may remain at home instead of being rushed off to the hospital during a crisis.
“It was Saturday evening …. I panicked when my mother was in severe pain. Then I thought of the Hospice after hours on call, the nurse checked the pain medication for me and we realised that due to the extreme anxiety my mother was actually taking a lesser dose than what was prescribed, that was why she was in pain…..I can’t describe the relief when this was sorted out and she was able to sleep for the whole night!!”
Hospice Malta On Call after-hours support service can be reached on 79228822 from 16:30 till 22:30 during weekdays and from 08:30 till 22:30 on Public Holidays and weekends.