What is palliative care?

Palliative care is intended to reduce and relieve symptoms of progressive illness. This includes illnesses like Cancer, Motor Neurone Disease or poor function of important organs like heart, lung or kidneys.

The goal of palliative care is to achieve the best quality of life for patients and help with their concerns or those of their families or carers.

The hospital team 

The Hospital Palliative Care Team consists of nurses and doctors experienced and trained in specialist palliative care. The service is provided for adults who are requiring outpatient and in-patients care/treatment within the hospital. We work closely with all Health Care Professionals including Consultants and the multi-professional team at Darent Valley Hospital.