Palliative care is a term that is used when referring to the holistic specialist care of patients with advanced progressive illness. This means the management of symptoms including pain, loss of appetite, tiredness, breathlessness and the provision of psychological, social and spiritual support by a team of specialist doctors, nurses and therapists. The aim of such care is to understand and address what is important to you and your family. Many aspects of specialist palliative care and support can be helpful in the early days of hearing of a serious illness alongside other treatment and care.
Our team of Specialist Nurse Consultants (CNS) specialise in life-limiting illnesses. They work with our medical team who are specialist in Palliative Medicine, together with other healthcare professionals that includes: Counsellors, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Complementary Therapists (massage, aromatherapy, reflexology and relaxation). We also cater for patients’ religious and spiritual preferences, as well as delivering counselling for our patients and their families, including child bereavement services and school support programmes.
How we care for our patients and families is led by your wishes. Depending on individual circumstance, once you are referred to us, your care might be delivered as an in-patient on our ward at Woking Hospice or in the community in your own home, care home or nursing home. All patients have the opportunity to use our Wellbeing Centre that provides them with a social setting and access to a range of therapies, complementary therapies and treatments.
We strive to offer you and your whole family the best in care and support through a range of services that include: nursing care; medical care; symptom support; support with nutrition; counselling; physiotherapy; occupational therapy; complementary therapy, such as massage and reflexology; spiritual care; information and support on a range of practical matters that might include financial support for example. We also deliver counselling for family members, including child bereavement services and school support programmes.
This section of our website provides you with information about the services we offer to you, for carers and in support of patient families. However, our team of warm and friendly staff are here to help and support as much as we can so please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.
In-patient ward: 01483 881759
Sam Beare Community Team (Weybridge): 01932 855646
Woking Community Team: 01483 881759