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What is Palliative Care?

The focus of Palliative care is on supporting people who are suffering from any illness from which it is unlikely that a cure can be achieved. The aim of palliative care is that, whatever the disease, however advanced it is, whatever treatments have already been given, there is always something that can be done to improve your quality of life. Palliative care aims to alleviate the problems that you may experience as your disease progresses;be they social, physical, emotional, spiritual, or intellectual. We will achieve this by working with you to co-ordinate and deliver a range of services responding to your unique needs and those of your family.

What we will provide for you while you are in hospital:

Palliative Care Physician
Specialist Nurses
An initial assessment where we will discuss with you your needs and concerns and plan how best to meet them.
Daily visits, if they are needed, so we can adjust your plan to ensure that your maximum comfort is maintained.
Specialist symptom management of pain, nausea and other physical problems.
Emotional and practical support for you and your family.
We will provide written material to assist you wherever possible.

Liaison with services in the hospital and in the community to help facilitate good communication and streamline care. Liaison with community services to assist with your discharge (where appropriate) to ensure that suitable and comprehensive care is arranged for you. This may include referral to a Community Palliative Care service. Follow-up at the outpatient Palliative care clinic if appropriate.

We encourage your family/loved ones to be present to support you and to participate in the discussions and decision making if you wish.

For more queries, please contact us.