How We Help

specialist palliative and end of life care

Overview

We provide quality specialist palliative and end of life care for the people, relatives and carers of our local community. We work closely with other health care professionals to achieve this.

We appreciate that for many people, their first introduction to us comes at a particularly difficult period in their lives. They may have lots of questions, uncertainty and fear about the days ahead. Our role is to answer those questions wherever possible and to provide support and reassurance to the whole family. The days ahead may be difficult, but you will be safe in our care.

Our main activity is the delivery of specialist medical and nursing care to patients and their families by a skilled and dedicated team. The services offered by the Hospice are varied across a number of disciplines and reflect the diverse nature of our work in the community. For example, during the past year the Hospice has provided almost 300 In-patient stays and had over 1,000 Day Therapy attendances. There were also over 800 medical consultations in Hospice Out-Patients and Day Therapy. The Hospice offers social, psychological and spiritual support from our social workers and spiritual care team. Together with the support offered by our bereavement team, almost 1,000 families benefited from these services.