Palliative / End of Life Care
Delivering specialised care to support clients and their families
End of Life Care
End of life care is support for people who are in the last months or years of their life.
Your care should help you to live as well as possible until you die, and to die with dignity. The people providing your care should ask you about your wishes and preferences, and take these into account as they work with you to plan your care. They should also support your family, carers or other people who are important to you.You have the right to express your wishes about where you would like to receive care and where you want to die.
You can receive end of life care at home or in care homes, hospices or hospitals, depending on your needs and preference.
People who are approaching the end of life are entitled to high-quality care, wherever they’re being cared for and should have a say in how and where this care is provided.
What is Palliative Care?
End of life care includes palliative care. If you have an illness that can’t be cured, palliative care makes you as comfortable as possible, by managing your pain and other distressing symptoms.
Palliative care isn’t just for the end of life. You may receive palliative care earlier in your illness while you are still receiving other therapies to treat your condition.