What is hospice care?
Hospice care is given to people who are dying. This means giving comfort and spiritual support to those in the last stages of their illness.
Hospice care begins when it is clear that a person has a limited time of life remaining. This may be offered alongside Palliative care that begins at the diagnosis stage when there is no possibility of curing the disease. Both Hospice and Palliative care require specialised teams with a focus on not just managing physical needs such as pain, but also mental and emotional anguish.