Many people return home after a period of assessment, treatment or symptom control. Once their needs are met they go home again. Some patients do choose to come to a hospice to die, knowing they will be given the specialist and holistic care they need to ensure that their death is as peaceful, dignified and comfortable as possible.

Those in the hospice who wish to die at home, are supported by the hospice team to return home and be cared for there, wherever possible.