Palliative Care

 

Palliative Care involves care and support for a person living with a serious health condition or a life-limiting illness such as cancer or heart failure. This includes managing physical symptoms such as pain, helping with social care needs and offering psychological, emotional and spiritual support.

The aim of palliative care is to increase your quality of life and boost your wellbeing as much as possible. You can receive palliative care at any time during your illness, and some people may receive this type of care for many years alongside treatment and therapies.

End of life care is an important part of palliative care. End of life care aims to help people live as comfortably as possible in the last weeks, months or years of their life.  This includes emotional support for you, your family and loved ones and respecting your needs and wishes as well as helping with practical support.

You can find out more about this service by following the links in the boxes towards the bottom of the page.

  • Please choose Mid Devon, East Devon and Exeter if you live in this area or if your care usually falls under a team based at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) or a related community setting
  • Please choose North Devon if you live in this area or if your care usually falls under a team based at the North Devon District Hospital or a related community setting

 

If you are unsure which branch of our service to contact, please speak to your GP or health care professional.

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Last updated: May 24, 2022