Palliative Care

Palliative Care In-Patient Unit - Harold’s Cross & Blackrock

Patients with advanced progressive illness such as cancer, motor neuron disease or end-stage disease of any organ are cared for in the Hospice.

The specialist Multidisciplinary Hospice team includes Doctors, Nurses, Social Workers, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists, Chaplains, Complementary & Creative Arts Therapists. The care model aims for holistic care of patients and family with a broader remote than that normally seen in general hospitals.

The emphasis is on promoting quality of life in a setting where it is known that there is an irreversible and progressive disease.

Patients are admitted to the Palliative Care Units for the following indication:
 

  • End of Life Care
  • Symptom Control
  • Rehabilitation
  • Respite

Palliative Care – Day Hospice Services – Harold’s Cross & Blackrock

The Day Hospice service aims to provide therapeutic rehabilitative interventions to assist the patient to achieve a greater quality of life. The service is provided by a MDT team of heath care personnel skilled in palliative care. The service is available to patients with cancer and other specific conditions such as AIDS or Motor Neurone Disease who would benefit from rehabilitation. The activity of the Day Hospice helps maintain at home patients who might otherwise require admission.


Palliative Care – Home Care Services – Harold’s Cross & Blackrock

Our three Specialist Palliative Care Home Care Services provide specialist assessment, advice and support to patients and their families in their place of residence. It is an advisory service provided by a multi-professional team of health care personnel skilled in palliative care. Team work closely with the patients GP and the relevant community services. Again, this is a critical service in enabling patients and their families or carers to cope and stay at home. At any one time more than 80% of patients under our care will be living at home.

To access the new national ‘Specialist Palliative Care Service Referral Form’ please click here.

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