Palliative Care Walthamstow

The aim of palliative care is to make a patient more comfortable when he is suffering from a complex or terminal illness. Palliative care can either be used along with treatments that aim to cure a disease or to treat someone who suffers from a disease with no cure. Here you’ll find additional information on palliative care as well as local companies and providers that may help you in your search.

Elisabeth Bjorndal
020 8535 6605
The Margaret Centre Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust Leytonstone
London
St Joseph's Hospice
020 8525 6000
Mare Street
London
Gosport Road Neighbourhood Office
02085036028
49 South Grove
Walthamstow
The Bethnal Green & East London Housing Association Ltd
020 7821 5307
Eileen Anderson Court
Westminster
Lyndhurst Nursing Home
238 Upton Road South
Bexley
David Joseph Feuer
020 8510 5555
Homerton Row Hackney
London
Alliston House Elderly Residential Home
02085204984
Alliston House
Walthamstow
Shaftesbury Society Housing Association
02085216151
Flat 4
Walthamstow
Care in London
020 8874 1144
39-41 East Hill
Wandsworth
Enfield Care At Home Service
020 8367 3544
Arnold House
Enfield
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Palliative Care for Cancer & Terminally Ill Patients

Palliative Care

Palliative Care for Cancer & Terminally Ill Patients | Info & Advice Palliative care is often associated with cancer but is appropriate for all long term and terminal illnesses. Also known as supportive care, palliative care aims to give the best quality of remaining life rather than finding a cure for a life-limiting illness. This type of care includes the person with the illness and their carers; its focus is the whole person rather than the part affected by an illness or disease.

Palliative care deals specifically with:
  • The treatment and control of pain
  • Other physical symptoms associated with an illness
  • Psychological issues
  • Social needs
  • Spiritual, religious and holistic needs
  • Self help
  • Giving information
Palliative care is often seen as a last resort and if you are the one suffering from the illness it can feel like the end is near if you or your loved ones want to talk about this kind of care. It may be that treatment is no longer an option for you and this type of care is the best option to provide the longest, healthiest, and happiest life you have left

As scientific treatment of many illnesses has progressed the importance of treating the whole person and every aspect of their illness has become more widely recognised. Palliative care is now often offered alongside other treatment. It is important to bear in mind that your terminal diagnosis may not mean death tomorrow. Maintaining or improving your quality of life over the next weeks, months or even years is the priority.

Palliative care can take several forms:
  • In hospital as part of treatment
  • Out patients appointments
  • Through community support programmes and health professionals
  • At home with trained health professionals
  • Hospice care
If you would like to explore your palliative care options then you should first talk to your doctor or a healthcare professional who knows you and your condition. The Patient Advice and Liaison Services (PALS) provide information, advice and support to help patients, families and their carers. You can find their details from your local GP or by looking on PALS . Self help is a key part of palliative care and you begin to find the help and support of others in our forum. You can also find information on complementary therapies here.

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