Quality Palliative Care
The palliative care approach provides specialised care, focusing on the reduction of pain and symptoms of life-threatening illness. The aim of palliative care is to improve the quality of life of patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families. Palliative care includes the treatment of pain as well as other problems that can be physical, psychosocial and spiritual.
Palliative care professionals work together with a patient’s doctors to provide an extra layer of support. Palliative care is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and it can be provided along with curative treatment.
In addition to treating your symptoms, our palliative care team will spend time with you and your family to support you through this difficult time.
Palliative Care helps to:
- Provide relief from the pain and symptoms of life-limiting illness
- Enhance the quality of life for patients
- Affirm life and regard dying as a normal process
- Integrate the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care, regardless of the patient’s faith or belief system.
- Give support to patients’ families, including bereavement support and counselling.
Palliative care can be appropriate for people with various types of life-limiting illnesses including;
- End-stage incurable heart, lung, liver and kidney diseases
- Neurological issues such as Motor Neurone Disease