About the service
Our End of Life Care service supports people who are in the last weeks, months or years of their life.
We aim to help those with advanced, progressive and terminal conditions to live as well as possible and die with dignity. Where possible we enable people to die in a preferred place of care.
Working with the district nurse team, GPs and therapists, we support patient's care wishes and, where possible, meet holistic choices. We also ensure the needs of family members are met too.
Who provides care?
The people who provide End of Life Care fall into two main groups:
General care: Those who provide day-to-day care such as GPs, community or Marie Curie nurses, care workers and occupational therapists, as well as community companions and specialist charity groups.
Specialist care: Experts in palliative care such as consultants in palliative medicine, clinical nurse specialists and hospice staff.
End of Life Care patients are likely to experience both general and specialist care as needs change.
Where does palliative care take place?
Palliative care can be provided in different places including at home, in hospital, at a care home or a hospice. A team of professionals work together to assess care needs and those of patient's family and friends. This is arranged by our care coordination centre.
Who is this service for?
For adults who have a palliative or terminal diagnosis. We also support families and carers.
Contact usEnd of Life Care Coordination Centre 3rd Floor Town Hall Walliscote Grove Road Weston-super-Mare BS23 1UJ
- 01275 884308 (Out of hours call Care Connect 01934 888801)
- Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm
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Find out more
- Planning for your future care - a guide
- Advance decisions to refuse treatment - a guide
- Advance decision to refuse treatment - form
- Planning ahead - advance care planning
- Marie Curie Cancer Care
- Dying Matters
- Weston Hospicecare
- St Peter’s Hospice
- Care Connect
- Cruse Bereavement Care
- Winston's Wish (Charity for Bereaved Children)
- Macmillan Cancer Support
- Penny Brohn UK (Living Well with Cancer)
- NHS Continuing Healthcare