Why have I been referred to Royal Trinity Hospice? Expand If you’ve been referred to Trinity, it generally means it is no longer expected that your illness can be cured. This does not necessarily mean that death is imminent. Trinity’s professionals are experts in the management of pain and other symptoms. People often feel frightened when they hear they or their loved one has been referred to hospice or palliative care, but afterwards may wish it had happened sooner. Being referred to Trinity often leads to better management of symptoms and improved quality of life. It also allows for emotional and psychological support for your family and friends.