Great Wolford is fortunate to be covered by the services of Shipston Home Nursing. Shipston Home Nursing provides palliative care through its team of 18 professional nurses, for the time required by each individual patient who is terminally ill and wish to remain in their own home.
Palliative care is the active, total care of patients whose illness no longer responds to curative treatment and who wish to have the best quality of life for themselves and their families.
Palliative care is now a widely recognised form of specialist medical care, focusing on the control of pain and other symptoms associated with terminal illness. Above all it endeavours to ease suffering and enhance the quality of life for both patient and family.
In itself, palliative care neither hastens nor postpones death and pays equal attention to meeting the physical, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of care.
If you would like to know more about SHN, see the events they run or make a donation please go to www.shipstonhomenursing.co.uk