Palliative and end of life care
What is Palliative Care?
Palliative Care is medical care that relieves pain, symptoms and stress caused by serious illnesses.
What is End of Life Care?
End of Life Care refers to health care, not only of patients in the final days or hours of their lives, but more broadly care of all those with a terminal illness or terminal condition that has become advanced, progressive and incurable.
Marie Curie - Care and Support through terminal illness
Marie Cure provide nursing services to give care and support to people living with a terminal illness in their own homes. They also provide hospice care with round-the-clock, expert care and support for people living with a terminal illness - including day visitors.
You can find more information on the Marie Curie website (opens in new window).
NHS Choices - End of Life Care
NHS Choices website provides lots of information about end of life care.
You can find more information on the NHS website (opens in new window).
After decades of providing expert palliative and end of life care to communities across Birmingham, Birmingham St Mary's and John Taylor hospices merged in August 2021 – reaching more people who need care than ever before, across Birmingham and Sandwell.
You can find more information on the Birmingham Hospice website (opens in new window).
Macmillan Cancer Support
For more information about Macmillan Cancer Support, please visit the Macmillan website (opens in new window).
A national charity that works to improve the lives of people in pain and those that care for them. Their website has information, advice and support.