Sophie Peach knew that working in palliative care was for her when she completed her nursing degree several years ago. Here she outlines a typical day caring for patients in their homes.
Pam Garvey has worked at Ashgate Hospicecare for more than 30 years. Here she outlines a typical day caring for end of life patients in their own homes.
Frequently asked questions
Do you only care for people at the end of their lives?
Hospice care is not just for the end of life. We can support you throughout your illness for weeks, or over many months or years. We can help you to live as well as possible until you die and to die with dignity.
Will I have to pay towards my care?
All our services are provided free of charge. We rely on the support of our community to ensure we can continue to provide this service.
How do I leave feedback?
We work very hard to provide the highest standards of care and service to you, your families, and our supporters. However, we are aware that we may not always get it right.
We hope you will tell us when we have got things right for you and perhaps when things did not go so well. It is very important to us that we hear from you so that we can use your feedback to continually improve our services. You can fill in this online form to leave feedback.
How do I get referred?
A healthcare professional involved in your care can refer you to our services.