Practical Support

Practical Support

Our hospice team work closely with patients and those people important to them in many different ways. We can quickly access support and practical advice as living with a life-limiting illness has an impact on every area of life. We engage holistically with the wider hospice team and agencies to ensure ongoing care is individualised.

Patients who are supported in the community rather than in the inpatient unit may also benefit from support and advice. Hospice services help clients and their families navigate planning for end of life care, understanding their treatment plan and be vocal about their needs be they physical, emotional, spiritual, familial or financial. They can help overcome crisis situations and connect to other support services.

Social Care

The Clinical Support team aims to support patients’ families, friends and carers in many different ways.

Spiritual and Religious Care

Living with a life-limiting illness affects not only the body but also the mind and spirit.
  

Advance Care Planning

Care for people at the end of their lives may be complex and often involves input from many different health and social care professionals working within the NHS and independent sector.

Family support

Support may be needed throughout the course of a life-limiting illness. Our dedicated team ensures that care is given not only to patients but also to those who care for them. 

St Helens and Knowsley Citizens Charter for End of Life

Developed for people who have a life-limiting illness or who may be terminally ill and represents the commitment of local health organisations in delivering the best possible end of life care.