Hospices provide care specifically for terminally ill people (including children) and give support to their carers both in the hospice and at home.
Admission is arranged through your doctor or hospital consultant. Some private nursing and rest homes also specialise in the care of the terminally ill. Your doctor or hospital consultant can give you information about local hospices and specialist in-patient units.
Alternatively, a national hospice information and enquiry service is available to help patients, families and carers to gain the appropriate services.
Hospice Information Hospice House 34-44 Britannia Street London WC1X 9JG
Tel : 0870 903 3903 Website : www.hospiceinformation.info
For children in Wales there is also the Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice that provides a service to children with life limiting and life threatening illnesses and their families.
Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice
Vale of Glamorgan
Tel: 02920 532200