A single point of access for all health care professionals who are caring for patients towards the end of their lives
Who is this service for?
For adults who have a palliative or terminal diagnosis. We also support families and carers.
What we do
Our End of Life Care service supports people who are in the last weeks, months or years of their life.We aim to help those with advanced, progressive and terminal conditions to live as well as possible and die with dignity. Where possible we enable people to die in a preferred place of care.Working with the district nurse team, GPs and therapists, we support people’s care wishes and, where possible, meet holistic choices. We also ensure the needs of family members are met too.
Who provides care?
The people who provide End of Life Care fall into two main groups:
- General care: Those who provide day-to-day care such as GPs, community or Marie Curie nurses, care workers and occupational therapists, as well as community companions and specialist charity groups.
- Specialist care: Experts in palliative care such as consultants in palliative medicine, clinical nurse specialists and hospice staff.People receiving End of Life Care are likely to experience both general and specialist care as needs change.
Where does palliative care take place?
Palliative care can be provided in different places including at home, in hospital, at a care home or a hospice. A team of professionals work together to assess care needs and those of family and friends. This is arranged by our care coordination centre.
How do I access this service?
You need to be referred by a healthcare professional to access this service.