Hospices and palliative care services in the UK and abroad
Hospices and palliative care tend the person who is dying, at home, in day care and hospices; they offer an end of life free from pain, in dignity and peace
"Hospice care is one of the UK's outstanding success stories. From the opening of the first modern hospice, St Christopher's, in south London in 1967, it has grown into a worldwide movement that has radically changed the way we approach death and dying. It is regarded by some as one of the greatest social innovations of the last hundred years.
The driving force behind hospice care or palliative care is the desire to transform the experience of dying. Still in the 21st century in the UK people die in avoidable pain and distress. In hospices multi-disciplinary teams strive to offer freedom from pain, dignity, peace and calm at the end of life."
Further information about hospices and palliative care services is available on the hospice information website, a joint venture between St. Christopher's Hospice and Help the Hospices. The site also includes a full and easily searchable directory of hospices and services in the UK and elsewhere in the world.
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