Palliative Care Outpatient Clinics

Palliative Care Outpatient Clinics

There is clinic room space at Forest Holme. Clinics are held during week days you will be seen either by your consultant, Speciality Dr or specialist nurse.

Medical appointments in a relaxed setting

Doctor clinics are usually arranged via the specialist palliative care nurse in the community or hospital palliative care team, or your GP or Hospital Consultant. An appointment can usually be arranged within a few days if needed.

Initial appointments last up to an hour to provide a relaxed setting in which to discuss any concerns you may have. Follow up appointments, if needed, usually last up to half an hour.

It is helpful if you could bring any medication you are taking, in case any adjustments are needed.

What happens after a clinic visit?

Following the clinic visit, a letter is sent to your GP and hospital consultant as appropriate. You may wish to receive a copy of the letter – if so, please let us know when you attend the appointment.

“Better breathing” clinics and Day Hospice are provided by Lewis-Manning Hospice. Many people access both Forest Holme Hospice and Lewis-Manning Hospice. Your specialist palliative care nurse can advise what support is available and liaise with the relevant teams.

If you would like to speak to someone about a clinic appointment, please telephone 0300 019 8118 for assistance.


1st Feb 24

Cleaner retires after 19 years

We said a fond farewell to our cleaner Jackie, who bowed out this week to enjoy a well deserved retirement after 19 years at Forest Holme and a total of 28 years with NHS University Hospitals Dorset.

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10th Jan 24

Tree-mendous appeal success

Forest Holme Hospice Charity is delighted to announce that the Light Up A Life tree contributed to a total of £4,855 raised for the hospice.

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29th Nov 23

Award success

Congratulations to our fantastic Complementary Therapy Team, who came second and took the highly commended award in the recent Great British Care Awards.

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3rd Nov 23

Charity secures dedicated Reiki Therapist for patients

Forest Holme is delighted to announce it will be part-funding the role of the hospice’s reiki specialist, Kay Spears, alongside the Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary.

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1st Aug 23

Poppy’s Stall

10-year-old Poppy Thomas was thrilled to receive her certificate and medal from the charity for raising £150 from her fundraising stall.

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25th Jul 23

Forest Holme Refurbishment

We are excited to announce that our refurbishment project at Forest Holme Hospice will begin on Monday 31st July 2023.

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