Hospices & End of Life Care

End of life care is support for people who are in the last months or years of their life.

End of life care should help you to live as well as possible until you die, and to die with dignity. The people providing your care should ask you about your wishes and preferences, and take these into account as they work with you to plan your care. They should also support your family, carers or other people who are important to you.

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Oxfordshire has an End of Life Care Strategy to identify ways to improve end of life care and ensure better quality of care for patients and their families/carers across health care settings. There are a number of hospices and charities supporting end of life care in Oxfordshire. A booklet has been produced by Sobell House in collaboration with the Health Advocates for Oxfordshire (Public Health) and funded by Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group which describes the key services in Oxfordshire that support adults approaching end of life. Read more here...

There are a number of hospices and charities supporting end of life care in Oxfordshire:

Sobell House Hospice

Sir Michael Sobell House provides specialist palliative care (hospice care) for adults with advanced, progressive illnesses across Oxfordshire. They offer physical, psychological, social, and spiritual support to those with life-limiting illness who face the end of life. We aim to enhance the quality of life of patients and their families, respecting their dignity and their uniqueness. Read more here...

Katharine House Hospice

Katharine House Hospice offers specialist palliative care in a range of settings to suit the current needs of the individual. The focus is on holistic care aimed at enabling patients to live as fully as possible while having their needs attended to. They do all they can to support patients to remain in their own homes where this is possible or requested. Read more here...

Helen & Douglas House Hospice

Helen & Douglas House cares for terminally ill children, young adults and their families through exceptional hospice care. They provide medical, emotional and practical support, helping families deal with the implications of living with a child who will die prematurely, so they can make the most of their time together. Read more here...

Marie Curie

Marie Curie are there for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. They offer expert care, guidance and support to help people get the most from the time they have left. Read more here...

MacMillan

MacMillan support people through cancer diagnosis/treatment, providing help with money worries and advice about work, as well as being there to listen if you just want to talk. Read more here...

The Cinnamon Trust

Cinnamon Trust is the only specialist national charity which seeks to relieve the anxieties, problems, and sometimes injustices, faced by elderly and terminally ill people and their pets. They provide practical help when any aspect of day to day care poses a problem - for example, walking the dog for a housebound owner. Read more here...

Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder Nettlebed, Oxfordshire provides palliative care for people with life-limiting conditions. Nettlebed Hospice has an inpatient unit with 12 beds, located either in single rooms or single-sex rooms of two or three beds. Read more here...