Palliative Care

Palliative Care is the holistic care and management of a person, with particular focus on physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs.  This care extends to their family and friends.

It typically starts when there are no curative options for a patient’s illness, or when these options have been exhausted and the patient has needs which require attention.  Palliative care is not disease specific, is not time limited, and is an approach that all healthcare professionals should deliver.