Palliative Care

Palliative Care (Winchester)

Palliative Care is the delivery of individualised, 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, as appropriate for you.

When you receive palliative care at The Dower House, you are cared for by our experienced team 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. Staff across all departments understand the importance of helping you achieve the best quality of life possible within any challenges and limitations that your condition may present.

We work closely with the local Mountbatten Hampshire hospice, where staff regularly undertake training, ensuring that The Dower House provides effective palliative care. We also have close links with local palliative care teams.

Many members of our care team have completed the nationally recognised ‘Six Steps’ training, which enables them to gain further insight into providing effective care when you come into the later period of life. This also ensures you will be supported to have conversations to ensure your wishes are known and met, as much as possible, at the end of your life.

"Words cannot begin to convey how grateful we are"

"Words cannot begin to convey how grateful we are for delivering our very frail little bird, Mrs M, so carefully through the revolving door of life to the other side"

H. and M.

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