Everyone suffering with an advanced progressive illness will need some degree of support. Palliative care aims to provide active total care to patients whose desease is not responsive to curative treatment, to control pain and other distressing symptoms at the sensitive stages of an illness, and to offer a support system to both the patient and their family, helping them to come to terms and cope with the condition, and improve their quality of life.
In July 2008 the Government confirmed it's support for end of life services, pledging an additional £286m for palliative care services. Ministers say this is a top priority and they have written to health authorities encouraging them to back the palliative care programme.
Hospice Palliative Care
St Bridget’s works closely with Primary Care Trusts, hospices, and non governmental organsations to provide an active holistic approach to the passing of life, integrating psychological, social and spiritual aspects to patient care, for those wishing to spend their final days at home. We provide live in carers or 24 hour care throughout the UK.Free home assessment