About this service
Palliative care is the active, total care of patients (and their families, friends and/or carers) that have life threatening disease or conditions.
Aintree’s Palliative Care service is provided by a compassionate team of skilled palliative care specialists who work to control pain and other symptoms whilst offering emotional support, relevant information, active referral and signposting pathways at what can be a very distressing time.
The Palliative Care service consists of:
- Specialist Palliative Care Hospital Support Team,
- Specialist Palliative Care In-Patient Unit based at Woodlands Hospice
- Specialist Palliative Day Therapy and Community Outreach Team based at Woodland Hospice
- Outpatient clinics, held at both Aintree and Woodlands Hospice
Complimenting hospital and primary care team in providing specialist palliative care, the service provides a range of support and treatment that includes:
- Providing relief from pain and other distressing symptoms
- Integrating the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care
- Providing support early in the course of an illness in conjunction with other treatments
- Offering a support system to help patients to live as actively as possible until death and to help families to cope during a patient’s illness and in their own bereavement
- Providing support to cancer specific multidisciplinary teams
- Providing an education programme for hospital and community staff and colleagues
The service is led by a team of highly specialised and experienced Palliative Care Consultants.