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St. Christopher's Hospice.jpg
A Hospice provides permanent care to terminal ill people and support to their relatives Edit or translate this description.
Group: Social facilities
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Status: in use

A hospice is a facility providing both, permanent palliative and nursing care, 24 hours a day, to dying or terminally or chronically ill people as well as support to their relatives. Thus it has a different focus in comparison with a nursing home.

Currently more hospices are tagged healthcare=hospice, driven by an iD preset. The suitability of the healthcare key for an hospice is disputed.

How to tag?

Set a node node at the center of the feature or draw an area area along its outline.

Add the tags amenity=social_facility + social_facility=hospice, and specify the target group with social_facility:for=*, in general terminal_ill, but also child for a children's hospice.

Tags to use in combination

Facilities that might fit to that tag

  • Hospice
  • Dying home

See also