Palliative care is for people living with a terminal (sometimes called life-limiting) illness and those with a complex illness where symptoms need to be controlled.
Palliative care makes you as comfortable as possible by managing your pain and other distressing symptoms. It also involves emotional, social and spiritual support for you and your family or carers.
Palliative care team
Our team of clinical nurse specialists and consultant provide palliative care support for inpatients at The Whittington Hospital. We have specialist skills in pain and symptom management and provide support on emotional, social and spiritual matters at the end of life.
We follow the NHS Scotland Palliative Care Guidelines and use an end of life care plan aid to make sure that patients and their families receive high quality care at the end of life.
Previously we used the Liverpool Care of the Dying Pathway, which we withdrew in August 2013.