• Patient & Family Support

    Patients and Families

Patient & Family Support

The Patient & Family Support Team at St Andrew’s Hospice are here to support patients’ families in addition to patients; responding to and addressing emotional, psychological, social and spiritual needs.

The Patient & Family Support Team offer support to relatives in coping with the emotional and practical implications of the patient’s illness and prognosis.

This may involve:

  • Assisting with a variety of practical needs including; anticipatory care planning, working in partnership with community based staff and other relevant agencies or other hospice professionals to achieve patient goals, identifying carer needs and making referrals to carer support organisations where appropriate.
  • Facilitating improved communications between patients and their families and between individual family members.
  • Supporting patients and family members coping with transition loss, anticipatory grief and related issues.