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End of Life care

We are committed to supporting patients requiring End of Life care to die in a place of their choosing. For many people this is in the comfort of their own homes and our Community Care Teams will help patients and their loved ones to achieve this.

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How we can help you

We are passionate about providing you with the best possible care and working with you, your family and carers to ensure you needs and wishes are met.

Our patient and services users are at the centre of everything we do and this is critical when providing end of life care.

We support patients in receiving the care they want and help them identify what that care looks like, where and how it will be delivered.  We also discuss important decisions, including whether they wish to receive treatments such as resuscitation or organ donation. We work alongside, and signpost, to several voluntary organisations that can help people to find help and advice about their condition.

We are guided by the National Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care and our staff take part in specialist training to ensure they have the right skills to support your during this time. We have developed our End of Life care strategy which outline our six ambitions:

  1. Seeing you as an individual 
  2. Ensuring that you get fair access to care 
  3. Maximise your comfort and wellbeing 
  4. Approach your care in a coordinated way 
  5. All staff are prepared to care 
  6. Work with the local community to promote care for the dying

Our Community Care Teams (District Nurses) work closely with GPs to ensure all your health care needs are met. This includes pain control, pressure area care, psychological support and a variety of other needs that may arise.

We may also work with Social Services and local hospices to ensure the right support is provided.

I would like to:

Find out more about our Community Care Teams 

Read our End of Life Care Strategy 

Useful websites

Dying matters

Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care 

Get access to this service

If you would support from our services, contact your GP or health professional and they can make a referral to our Community Care Teams. You may also be referred to our services directly from hospital.