Special features

  • A long history of developing specialist palliative care, since we opened in 1977
  • A strong emphasis on 'whole patient' care, which includes help with physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual and financial problems
  • Flexibility in helping patients achieve what they want, where they want it and ultimately to die in the place of their choice
  • A high commitment to families and carers, especially children
  • An effective Bereavement Service, run by our social workers and a trained volunteer team
  • A strong rehabilitation team, with an outstanding record of helping patients remain at home
  • A management team consisting of staff from every discipline to enhance the interprofessional care we provide
  • A commitment to providing a service for the whole district, in terms of care, education, training and support
  • Respect and support for colleagues in hospitals and primary care
  • We stand 'in the wings' to help when needed and are committed to help colleagues, as well as patients