Palliative care aims to provide relief from suffering and improve the quality of life for both patients and their families. It takes an holistic approach,
acknowledging that suffering is more than physical distress, and recognising that the patient requires a combination of physical, psychological, social and
Palliative care is delivered by two distinct categories of health and social care professionals:
Patients may be referred to the service with a malignant disease (cancer) or with progressive illness where the prognosis is limited (e.g. chronic chest disease, renal disease, heart failure, neurological conditions) and the focus of care is on the quality of life. Referral will be with the full knowledge and agreement of the patient, doctor, and nurse in charge of the team undertaking the patients care and management.
We offer a range of services which provide support for patients 24 hours a day.
We offer a range of education and training opportunities to NHS and non-NHS staff.
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St Benedict’s Hospice has provided specialist palliative care to the people of Sunderland and surrounding districts since 1984.
St. Benedict’s Hospice and Centre for Specialist Palliative Care
St. Benedict’s Way
Sunderland, SR2 0NY
Tel: (0191) 5128400
Registered Charity No 1019410