Palliative Care

Palliative Care (Winchester)

Palliative Care is the delivery of individualised and person-centred care to improve your quality of life and make you as comfortable as possible during a life limiting illness. Good palliative care is achieved through the effective management of pain and other distressing symptoms which can occur at any time and is not restricted to care at the end of your life. It includes physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual care and is individual to your needs.

Working closely with the local Countess Mountbatten Hospice, The Dower House provides palliative care for residents in line with the nationally recognised ‘Six Steps’ pathway which supports effective prioritisation of care.

When you receive palliative care at The Dower House, you are cared for by our team of experienced nurses and carers who look after you around the clock in a supportive and empathetic way. Staff are trained to manage complex health conditions and medicine regimes and have access to specialist equipment to enhance your care.

By applying the principles of the Six Steps End of Life pathway, you and your family (with your permission) are supported at all stages of your care. Your dignity and privacy are respected at all times.

If you, or a loved one you care for, needs to consider palliative care, get in touch by calling 01962 882848 or clicking the ‘Book a Visit’ button at the top of the page. Our staff are available to answer any questions and show you around The Dower House.

"Dad greatly appreciated the professionalism, compassion and genuine kindness demonstrated by all The Dower House staff who cared for him"

"On behalf of my family, I am writing to thank you and all your colleagues for the wonderful care you gave our Father. Dad greatly appreciated the professionalism, compassion and genuine kindness demonstrated by all The Dower House staff who cared for him. It wasn’t an easy decision for him to move to The Dower House but the way he was looked after quickly reassured him, and us, that it was the right one. It brings us great comfort that Dad was with people he knew and who cared about him on the last leg of his journey. As a family we are also very grateful for the kindness and care you extended to us. The smiles, kind words and hugs meant so much. We knew that you would take good care of Dad but the care we all received went far beyond that."

Alison Mary

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