Our Community Specialist Palliative Care Team can help you to remain independently at home for as long as possible, while accessing the same type of specialist care provided at the hospice. We can help with:
- Management of physical symptoms such as pain, fatigue, nausea etc.
- Emotional and psychological support for patients and their families.
- Help with arranging practical support in the home such as equipment and hospital beds.
- Information about additional help that may be available such as care at home, housing and financial matters.
- Help and advice in planning future care as your illness progresses.
- Support during the last stages of illness.
- Bereavement care and support.
Our aim is to help patients live life to the full, to treat people as individuals and respect their personal beliefs, lifestyle and culture. We will work to meet and anticipate your needs, and prevent them from developing into a crisis which you and your carers may find difficult to manage.
We work closely with other services provided by St Luke’s Hospice.
Admissions can be arranged to the St Luke’s In-Patient Unit if necessary for symptom control, respite and care in the last days of life.
Whilst your GP will still have overall responsibility for your care at home, the Community Team will work closely with other community services such as District Nurses, Social Services and other specialist services in order to meet your needs and wishes.
You must be 18 years or over and live in North Brent to be eligible for support from our Community Specialist Palliative Care Team. With your consent, referrals can be made by any healthcare professional involved in your care.