Palliative Care information
End of life care includes palliative care. If you have an illness that can’t be cured, palliative care makes you as comfortable as possible, by managing your pain and other distressing symptoms. It also involves psychological, social and spiritual support for you and your family or carers. GPs play a key role in the effective delivery of high quality palliative care and end of life care for all those who need it.
Dr Kate Granger, was a great supporter of NCPC and Dying Matters and she spoke at a number of events. Dr Granger launched the #hellomynameis campaign. It’s not always easy to talk about death or dying but when we don’t talk about what matters it can increase feelings of isolation, loneliness and distress.
In my mind #hellomynameis is the first rung on the ladder to providing truly person-centred, compassionate care. This was the first ever tweet we sent using the hashtag…
End of Life care
End of life care is support for people who are in the last months or years of their life.
End of life care should help you to live as well as possible until you die and to die with dignity. The people providing your care should ask you about your wishes and preferences, and take these into account as they work with you to plan your care. They should also support your family, carers or other people who are important to you.
You may not need to move away from home to receive care, as end of life and hospice care can be provided at home. To find out what’s available locally, ask your GP.
Together for short lives
Making a lifetime of difference for children expected to have short lives.
Wirral Hospice St Johns
We are an adult hospice that provides FREE care for patients with life-limiting illnesses including cancer, heart, liver and kidney disease, respiratory and neurological conditions. As well as caring for our patients, we also provide support for carers and loved ones: families are at the heart of everything we do here at Wirral Hospice St John’s.
Call: 0151 334 2778
Cancer Support Services
Beating Bowel Cancer
A support and campaigning charity for everyone affected by bowel cancer.
020 8973 0011
The UK’s specialist blood cancer charity, providing practical and emotional support to anyone affected by blood cancer.
0808 2080 888
The Brain Tumour Charity
A charity providing information and support for anyone affected by brain tumours.
0808 800 0004
Breast Cancer Care
Providing care, information and support to people affected by breast cancer.
0808 800 6000
Cancer Research UK
A cancer research and awareness charity for anyone affected by any kind of cancer.
0808 800 4040
UK cancer charity for children, young people and their families. They provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help people cope with cancer and get the most out of life.
0300 330 0803
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust
UK charity dedicated to women affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities.
0808 802 8000
Leukaemia Care is a national blood cancer charity that provides emotional support, advice and help to anyone affected by a blood cancer.
0808 801 0 444
Look Good Feel Better
A worldwide cancer support charity proving practical support for women struggling with side effects from treatment.It offers free skincare and make-up workshops that create a sense of support and wellbeing.
01372 747 500
Lymphoedema Support Network (LSN)
The LSN is a registered charity run by people who live with lymphoedema and is the largest information provider about the condition in the UK.
020 7351 4480
Macmillan Cancer Support
information and support for people living with cancer in the UK. It also has an online community at Community Macmillan
0808 808 00 00
Maggie’s offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends
0300 123 1801
information for teenagers who have a parent with cancer. The website also features real stories of other young people’s experiences.
Teenage Cancer Trust
Improves the quality of life and chances of survival for young people with cancer, with support and specialist services around the UK.
020 7612 0370
Provides treatment, emotional support and practical advice to people affected by cancer. The charity’s mobile support units bring cancer treatment into homes and communities. Speak to a qualified nurse on the charity’s Support Line or via live chat.
0808 808 1010
The Youth Cancer Trust
Provides support and free, activity-based holidays for young people aged 14 to 30 with cancer or any malignant disease in the UK and Irish Republic or who are patients of any UK hospital. You can also come on a holiday if you have been in remission for up to five years or are living with the late effects of having had cancer as a teenager.
01202 763 591