Palliative and end of life care: Information and support

Seriously unwell in hospital during coronavirus (COVID-19)

We recognise what may be a difficult time is so much worse when there are visiting restrictions in the hospital.

We have produced an information leaflet to help friends and relatives have clarity around visiting when someone may be nearing the end of their life, how they can stay connected in other ways, and resources to support them during this time - please see Someone I love is very unwell in hospital, what do I do?

Prospect Hospice

Prospect logo 200Prospect Hospice supports a community of 300,000 people in Swindon, Marlborough and north Wiltshire, and the villages of Lechlade and Fairford in Gloucestershire.

Prospect offers a range of services developed to bring care, comfort and confidence at life's most difficult time.

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Dorothy House Hospice Care

Dorothy House Hospice CareCompassionate care and support for people with a life-limiting illness.

Services provided for patients and their families in Bath and north east Somerset and parts of Wiltshire and Somerset, whenever they need it; at home, in the hospice, or at one of our outreach centres.

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Dying Matters

Dying MattersIf you're thinking about what will happen towards to the end of life, then it may be a good time to discuss your wishes with important people in your life and make some plans.

Advanced care planning can help with this, and guide you and your family through this process.

The important thing is your wishes are communicated to the people who matter.

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Dead Social

Dead Social 185With many people having an extensive network of social media accounts and contacts, it is becoming increasingly important to decide how you want to be remembered online after your death.

This website provides tutorials and advice to help you provide your own best digital legacy.

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My Wishes 185A website to help you:

  • Write your last will and testament
  • Leave goodbye messages to be released after your death
  • Make plans for your future health care
  • Safeguard your digital legacy
  • Publish your bucket list
  • Document your funeral wishes

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