Bereavement/Palliative care


Cruse Bereavement
Cruse Bereavement Care exists to promote the wellbeing of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss.
Tel: 028 9079 2419
Helpline: 0808 808 1677
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Palliative Care

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.
Tel: 028 9078 1836

The Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service can be contacted Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm (excluding Bank Holidays)
Helpline: 0808 808 0000 (8am – 8pm)
Tel: 028 94 424000 Ext: 333079 or 334046 (answer phone available)
Mobile: 077 9584 5435
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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 and can also provide support over the telephone, 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.
Tel: 0800 304 7404
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Marie Curie Nursing Service
Referrals have to be made by your district nurse or GP: add in- Your district nurse is responsible for coordinating your care at home. If you’re not sure who your local district nurse is, your GP’s surgery will be able to tell you who they are and how to contact them. Your district nurse or GP will discuss with you whether our services are right for you and what type and duration of care would be most helpful. If you both agree you would benefit from the care we offer, they will contact us and organise a Marie Curie Nurse to visit you. You cannot book a nurse directly through Marie Curie as we work in partnership with the NHS and our nurses form just one part of your overall care. To make sure all the different types of care and support you receive are working well together, it’s helpful for them to be co-ordinated through your district nurse.

Marie Curie Helpline

Whatever your question, we’re here to help

Whether you, a family member or a friend is affected by terminal illness, Marie Curie can help you  with all the practical information and emotional support you need. Right from diagnosis and whenever you need us. Our trained team, including nurses, can give you and your loved ones trusted  information on everything from symptom management and day-to-day care, through to financial information, legal issues and bereavement support.

Call free 0800 090 2309*

Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday 11am to 5pm

* Your calls may be recorded for training and monitoring purposes

Or visit our website for information that’s clear and easy to understand.
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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.  This telephone number is for NI hospice in Newtownabbey. Three services make up our adult care provision at Hospice; Our Inpatient Unit, our Hospice Hub and our Community Services. Patients can be referred to any of the three services and depending on individual needs combined with our clinical assessment, may move between the services to ensure the best type or care is being offered at the correct time.
Tel: 028 9078 1836

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