Myton Hospice launches new online self referrals - The Leamington Observer

Myton Hospice launches new online self referrals

Leamington Editorial 17th Apr, 2024   0

A NEW online self-referral option is now available for a key service at The Myton Hospices.

Myton at Home is designed to enable patients to remain at home and for them and their loved ones to be supported in their final weeks or days of life. The service also helps to prevent unnecessary admissions to hospital.

And to make accessing Myton at Home as easy as possible, Myton has now introduced online self-referral so that patients, their loved ones or carers can refer directly to this service by calling 01788 550085 or completing a short online form.

Nasra Hamid was a mother to three children and a grandmother when she was diagnosed with stage four terminal cancer. Nasra and her family experienced the amazing care from their Myton at Home team.




Nadia, Nasra’s sister, said: “My beautiful sister spent the majority of her life caring for others within her profession but also cared for both our parents before they died seven months apart.”

Nasra collapsed at home and was rushed to A&E. A scan showed evidence of a cancerous mass on her brain and cancerous masses on her vital organs, including her lungs, liver and kidneys.


Nadia explained: “Unfortunately, my sister and family were given a shocking prognosis that she would only have a couple of weeks to live. You can only imagine the multiple blows felt by the whole family and words cannot possibly describe the state of shock and grief that followed.”

Nasra wanted to die at home surrounded by loved ones. The family were able to help, support and care for her at home and communication with the palliative care team during their visits had become more regular due to worsening symptoms. Within two weeks of being discharged from hospital, it became evident that the cancer had become more aggressive. During a visit, the palliative care team mentioned Myton at Home.

Nadia continued: “Myton at Home was something I knew nothing about prior to my sister’s condition. My assumption was that The Myton Hospices only admitted patients at their site. I was so relieved to learn that Myton also offer home visits which provided much needed support for Nasra’s children, not only in providing experienced personal care but also for a little respite.”

Nasra died just four weeks after her diagnosis on September 23 2023, aged 51.

Myton at Home is available in Rugby, Leamington and Warwick for people aged over 18 with a terminal illness in the last weeks of life.

For more information visit www.mytonhospice.org/home

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