End of Life - Palliative Care

We provide support and care for patients with a terminal illness, who are nearing the end of their lives.

Our nursing staff will strive to make the patient as comfortable as possible, in the place of their choice where possible, by relieving pain and other distressing symptoms. We also provide psychological, social and spiritual support for the patient and their family and/or carers.

Our end of life vision is to provide choice, to care with kindness, dignity and compassion, and to co-ordinate high quality support at the right time, in the right place, for our patients, carers and their family.

This support is available seven days a week, across Dorset. Care is provided in your home or in a community hospital.

If you, or your loved one, would like to know more, please speak to your GP, community nurse or other healthcare professional.

More information about the help and support available for family members and carers is available on our carers page. Alternatively, we work in partnership with Dorset For You which has a very useful section full of information about End of Life care on their website.

Specialist palliative care is also available in Dorset. For further information, please contact:

  • Christchurch Macmillan Unit - 01202 705291
  • Forest Holme, Poole - 01202 448115
  • Lewis-Manning Hospice - 01202 708470
  • Weldmar Hospicecare Trust, Dorchester - 01305 215300

  • Leaflets
  • Referral via GP or community nurse and healthcare professional
  • Carers

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