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 the 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.
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 your named nurse.
Care from a hospice
St Gemma’s and Wheatfields Hospices can offer you support in the following ways:
Day hospice care
Family / carer support
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.