Providing access to palliative care information and education for patients, carers and professionals to promote end of life choices
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Need support?

Are you or is someone you care for trying to cope with a life-limiting illness?  If you need support with distressing physical and emotional problems related to the illness or the effects of treatment, specialist palliative care services are here to help.

We can help with:

  • physical symptoms such as pain, sickness, and breathing difficulties
  • emotional problems such as depression and anxiety
  • spiritual care by giving space to express emotional, faith, non-faith and religious views
  • social issues such as support for relatives, relationship concerns and practical issues

You can find out more by talking to your GP, district nurse or hospital team.

This website also provides lots of information and advice.  Families have told us that the website is ‘easy to follow, simple to use, comprehensive’ and that ‘it is good to have – if there is something you have forgotten to ask you can look up the information on the website’.  We hope you will find it useful too.

Spring 2017: we are currently looking to improve and redesign this website to make it as easy to use as possible. If you have a minute to spare we would very much appreciate if you could complete this very quick, anonymous survey about how you found using the site, thank you.

What support is available in Leeds?

Care in your home and out-patients

Specialist teams from St Gemma’s and Wheatfields hospices work with your GP and district nurse to provide extra support.  Out-patient services are also provided across the city.

Care in hospital

A specialist team works with your hospital doctors and nurses to provide advice and help with your illness and its effects.  For details please talk to the nurse providing your care.

Care from a hospice

St Gemma’s and Wheatfields Hospices can offer you support in the following ways:

  • In-patient care
  • Day hospice care
  • Community support
  • Out-patient service
  • Family / carer support
  • Bereavement support for adults and children

All services are provided free of charge.  If you would like to access these services please talk to your GP, district nurse or hospital team.  For more information please see the palliative care services section of this website.