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Palliative & 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.
 

Organisations 


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 here.

NHS Choices - End of Life Care
NHS Choices website provides lots of information about end of life care.
You can find more information here.

St. Mary's Hospice
Birmingham St Mary's Hospice is a charity that provides end of life care and support to people across Birmingham and Sandwell.
You can find more information here.

John Taylor Hospice
John Taylor Hospice provides specialist care for people living with a terminal illness and their families.
You can find more information here.

Macmillan Cancer Support
For more information about Macmillan Cancer Support, please click here.

Last reviewed: 02/03/2018

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