Home health care services

Many people who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness prefer to spend their last days, weeks or months at home. Everyone facing life-threatening illness will need some degree of supportive care in addition to treatment for their condition. In some cases this could involve 24 hour care, which inevitably also places a huge strain on the carer, who could be a family member or friend.

For the patient and the carer, there are several support networks to provide essential practical and emotional help.

  • Your own General Practitioner (GP)
  • District nurse
  • Macmillan nurse
  • Palliative care nurse
  • Social services
  • Hospice

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