Palliative Care


What does this service involve?


What does this service involve?


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Compassion

Our staff bring a human warmth and comfort to people who are dying and to their families and those who care about them. The Robinson environment differs from that of an acute hospital, we are patient centered.
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NI Hospice Nurses

Our Palliative Care service has been enhanced by the NI Hospice Daycare Service & Community nursing teams who are now located in the Community Hub at the Robinson Hospital.
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Specialist Staff

The Robinson Memorial Hospital Palliative Care ward supports unrestricted visiting by close carers and there is a relative’s bedroom, which also has a small kitchen, for use if a family carer wishes to stay overnight.

In DepthFind out more detail.

Throughout the UK the scope of Palliative Care is increasing. In the Robinson Hospital the main objective is "to promote enhance improve and extend the provision of Palliative Care services to patients suffering from life threatening progressive conditions, for the benefit of such patients and their families throughout our community..."

The Robinson has a high reputation for providing Palliative Care both locally and more widely throughout Northern Ireland. It was recognised in 2000 by a "Partnership in Caring" report for the Northern Board as being a key provider of in-patient palliative care.

Palliative care patients are admitted for short term assessment and treatment of symptoms, palliative rehabilitation and for end of life care where the patient’s needs cannot be met at home. Patients are transferred from local and regional hospitals and are admitted from home by the patient’s GP: they are cared for by the ward nursing team led by Sister E. Dillon, and the medical team which is made up of local GPs. They are supported in their care by the advice and support of the Macmillan Consultant in Palliative Care and the Macmillan Specialist Palliative Care Nurses

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