Many people who stay on these wards will return home after a brief period of medical and nursing help. In some cases, they have a crisis at home and need time away from it all. Other people on these wards are very ill and have chosen to spend the last few weeks of their life at the St Joseph's Hospice.
We help our in-patients through providing the highest quality palliative care, for example, through:
- symptom control – helping patients manage the symptoms of their illness such as sickness, breathlessness, weight loss or anxiety
- pain control – through administering pain medications
- rehabilitation – helping patients overcome their limitations in order to move, communicate and live more freely
- end of life care – caring for patients who are at the end of their life.