Palliative Care

Palliative Care is available to patients whose disease is no longer responsive to curative treatment. It is about achieving the best quality of life for patients with advanced, life-threatening diseases like cancer, heart or lung disease, kidney failure or other conditions like motor neurone disease and multiple sclerosis.

The basic principles of palliative care i.e. bringing hospice care / ethos to all settings should be practiced by all health care staff such as primary care teams, hospital teams, and care in the community.

The majority of patients with progressive advanced disease will have their core needs met by their GP and District Nurse. However if the patient / family have complex palliative care needs they may need to be referred to the specialist palliative care team.

Use the links on the right for more information on services available.

Access the Palliative Hub by clicking the logo below