Bereavement/Palliative Care

Palliative Care

At Macmillan, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything. So we’re here to support you and help you take back some control in your life. From help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk, we’re here. Services in this area include a volunteer service, helpline, welfare rights, information and support, complimentary therapy, meal time companions.
Helpline: 0808 8080 000
Contact Tel: 028 9442 4394
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Marie Curie Helper Service
The Marie Curie Helper service is provided by trained volunteers who visit people in their homes offering companionship and support for up to three hours each week, all completely free of charge. Our service aims to fill the gap in meeting the emotional support needs of people with a terminal illness, and those of their carers. It also enables carers to cope better and continue with their caring role.
Contact Tel: 0845 302 4851
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Marie Curie Nursing Service
Marie Curie Nurses and Health Care Assistants provide nursing care and support for people in their own homes. They are available 24 hours of the day, seven days a week. They work closely with the district nurse with the aim of providing the care that is right for you when you need it most. Each visit may vary in length based on individual care requirements
Contact Tel: 0800 716 146
Out of Hours Nursing Service Contact Tel: 028 2566 3500
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Northern Ireland Hospice at Home Nursing Service
The Hospice at Home Service provides nursing care at home for the service user as well as practical and emotional support and respite for their family and carers. It allows the carers to have a break, either during the day and early evenings or if necessary at night. Referrals are made via the district nurse.
Contact Tel: 028 9078 1836
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Specialist Palliative Care Services
On occasions some people with complex symptoms require help from the Specialist Palliative Care Teams. This service is available to people in their own homes or in hospitals and works alongside the general doctors, nurses and other team members.
Contact Tel: 028 9078 1836
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Day Hospice
Day Hospice offers you the opportunity to take advantage of a range of therapies and services allowing you to meet people, share experiences and take part in new activities. Day Hospice aims to help the patient manage their symptoms, helping them to gain more confidence at home and help improve overall quality of life. In the Northern Trust, this service is only available on Thursdays at the Robinson Hospital in Ballymoney.
Contact Tel: 028 9078 1836
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