What is palliative care?

Palliative Care is the care of patients with advanced, progressive illness. We help patients manage pain and other physical symptoms as well as provide psychological, social and spiritual support. The goal of palliative care is the achievement of the best quality of life for patients and their families.


Palliative care can be provided by medical and nursing teams in hospital, in nursing homes and in patients’ own homes. Some patients develop complicated symptoms where they need access to, and advice from, specialist palliative care services.