Palliative and end of life care services in Leeds
The aim of palliative care is to maximise your quality of life by treating and relieving the symptoms and side effects of your illness, combined with supporting you and your family or carer practically and emotionally.
Palliative and end of life care can be provided in a variety of places including your home or care home, in a hospice or hospital. Your care will be provided by a range of health and social care staff, depending on your personal needs and medical condition. Your needs will be assessed, and advice will be provided about the right kind of care for you.
If you have particularly complex needs, specialist palliative care services can provide support wherever you receive your care. This could involve a specialist palliative care doctor, nurse or therapist often providing advice alongside the person’s own care team.
Whichever services are providing care, the aim is to work together with you and the people important to you to provide the right care, at the right time, in the right place. This involves sharing information about your wishes and care needs, wherever possible.
Visit the following websites for further information about palliative care services in Leeds by clicking on the links below:
- Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
- Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
- St. Gemma’s Hospice
- Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice
- Leeds City Council Adults and Health
- Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
- Linking Leeds
For more information about the LPCN / Yorkshire Ambulance Service Palliative Care Ambulance which is dedicated to supporting patients receiving end of life care, please click on the links below: