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.

NEWS & EVENTS

HOW TO SUPPORT US

Donations

North West Hospice would not exist without the dedication and generosity of the many people who help us fundraise.

Donations to North West Hospice are vital in allowing us to maintain our essential services.

Volunteers

Volunteers make a difference to North West Hospice! They have an important role in enhancing and supporting our services.

Fundraising

North West Hospice would not exist without the dedication and generosity of the many people who help us fundraise.

Donations to North West Hospice are vital in allowing us to maintain our essential services.