Palliative Care / End of Life Care
Our palliative care service supports adults who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness who wish to remain living in the comfort of their own homes.
Palliative care is a combination of medical and personal care designed for people nearing the end of their life. The person may have a terminal illness, such as cancer or motor neurone disease, or they may be suffering from gradual organ failure, typically of the heart, lungs, liver or kidneys.
We provide this service at different stages of illness, including pre-diagnosis, diagnosis, treatment, cure, death and bereavement.
Our aim is to achieve the best quality of life for you, ensuring that your family feel supported too, knowing that you are in good hands and getting adequate care and support during what may be termed a difficult time.
Our support in this ‘sensitive palliative care service’ is centred around a specific personalised care plan that will take into account your health & social care needs, preferences and choices, ensuring that you are treated as an individual, with dignity and respect
In most cases the person affected will know they do not have long to live. The care they receive is designed to minimise their pain and help them come to terms with their situation, whilst helping them enjoy the best possible quality of life.
In essence, palliative care is all about helping people approach the end of their life with dignity and in relative comfort.