Hospices provide specialised care for people with cancer (and some non-cancer illnesses).
Like all supportive care services, they can help patients to live with their cancer and are available to patients at any stage in their illness.
They may also have a ward for inpatient care where patients may be admitted for:
- Pain and symptom control
- a period of assessment or rehabilitation
- care at the end of life
- respite care (in some hospices).
Most hospices offer day care, complementary therapy and outpatient services. The Christie supportive care services can help to put you in touch with your local hospice when they feel it might be of real help to you and your family.
Our team also has link members from the chaplaincy, psycho-oncology, social work, complex discharge team, pharmacy, physiotherapy and dietetics therapy departments.