Palliative care aims to improve the quality of life of patients facing the problems associated with a life-threatening illness, and to support their families. This includes the prevention and relief of suffering through treatment of pain and other problems, not only physical, but psychological and spiritual as well.
Our palliative care is provided by a wide range of specialist staff, who work across our key services:
Incare – for patients who need 24-hour specialist care
Day Therapy – for patients living at home, with one day a week dedicated to carers
Lymphoedema clinic – for patients with this particular swelling condition.
The specialist support available for people attending these services includes:
specialist medical and nursing care
family and carer support
People often think Hospices only look after people with cancer. While most of our patients do have a cancer diagnosis, some do not. Our care extends to anyone over the age of eighteen who has a life-limiting illness, for example: Motor Neurone Disease, COPD, chronic heart disease or Multiple Sclerosis.
The Hospice itself is in Pontefract, but our services are available to people in and around the Five Towns area of Pontefract, Knottingley, Castleford, Featherstone and Normanton and south as far as Hemsworth and South Kirkby.