What is Palliative Care?

What Is Palliative Care?

Palliative Care is the approach that aims to improve the quality of life of patients and their families facing the challenges associated with cancer or other life-limiting illnesses.

An Integrated Person-Centred Service

The services provided by North West Hospice are highly integrated, and our Bereavement, Education, Spiritual and Volunteer supports are integral to our specialist palliative care service. The diagram below illustrates the integrated nature of what we do, all of it centred around the needs of our patients and their families:




Our interdisciplinary team approach ensures that each person receives the best support and continuity of care whether they are at home, in a community healthcare setting, in Sligo University Hospital or in our hospice.

We work closely with occupational therapists, physiotherapists, pharmacists, General Practitioners (GPs), Public Health Nurses (PHNs), speech therapists, dieticians, home and personal support services, night nurses and other healthcare professionals to create the best care plan for each person.

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