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Info For Patients and Families

When you are diagnosed with a life limiting illness, it can be a rollercoaster of emotions for you, your family, friends and loved ones. Suddenly your weeks are filled with Doctors appointments, visits to hospitals and worrying about your condition. At Hospice, we believe that everyone should be treated with dignity and offered the care and support they deserve.

We work closely with healthcare professionals in your area including GPs, Hospital Consultants, District Nurses, Macmillan Nurses and other healthcare workers.  When you receive a diagnosis, speak to your GP to see what support is available to you. They may refer you for additional specialist palliative care at Hospice alongside the care you are already receiving.

Your GP will also be able to refer you to Hospice for additional information which may be of use to you, this may include information services about your illness, financial benefits you may be entitled to, support groups and counselling.

We have a range of services available to assist you and your family including:

  • Our In-Patient Unit where you can receive 24hour care
  • Day Hospices in Newry and Dungannon
  • Bereavement Support Services to you and your family
  • Chaplaincy support
  • Physiotherapy
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Community Outreach Services
  • Counselling
  • Out of Hours Nursing Services

For more information or to talk to us in confidence, get in touch with our Community Services Manager on (028) 302 67711 or alternatively email: info@southernareahospiceservices.org