Qualified nurses care for patients in their own homes, across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

A team of qualified nurses and experienced health care assistants offer nursing and emotional support for patients in their own homes. Overnight stays offer carers the chance to have a good night’s sleep. A few hours during the day gives carers a break to go shopping or have time for themselves.

The Hospice at Home team are all trained and experienced in caring for people who have palliative care needs. All our care is delivered in accordance with the District Nursing care plan, and we work closely with the patient’s Primary Health Care team.

When the nurses came in the last few days, they made me feel safe and helped prepare me for mum’s death. It made a huge difference and was such a relief and comfort to know I wasn’t on my own, especially through the nights


Hospice at Home is available 365 days per year. A nurse visit will last between 3 and 9 hours depending on your needs. Most of our care is at night, from 10pm to 7am, giving carers the much needed rest to support their loved ones during the day.

Treetops nurses offer both nursing and emotional support to patients and their families. We give families the opportunity to be as involved as they wish in caring for their loved one, whilst recognising and promoting both privacy and dignity at this very difficult time.

Roaming Service

Our Roaming Service team – including a Treetops registered nurse and healthcare assistant – respond to calls for assistance each night from Treetops nurses, and to patients referred to the Hospice at Home service, living across Derby city and Southern Derbyshire.

The team can visit up to seven more patients each night and help with symptom or pain management.

How it works

All services are provided free of charge, and are not means-tested. Phone or email the Hospice at Home office on 0115 949 6940 or [email protected]

We will discuss your eligibility and needs with you and, if appropriate, we will arrange your first visit as soon as is mutually possible.

Ask about our services Hospice at Home Information Leaflet

Treetops Hospice is a registered charity, which costs £4.3 million each year to run. We have to raise 70% of this, £8,300 a day, through voluntary donations, our shops, fundraising events, lottery memberships and gifts in wills.

To make a donation to the hospice, please click here.