Palliative care

Palliative care services aim to improve the quality of life of patients with potentially life-limiting illnesses. This includes managing pain and other symptoms, offering advice on practical issues, providing emotional support to patients, their families and carers and supporting end of life care.

We work closely and in partnership with community palliative care services, local hospices and other health and social care providers including GPs, District Nurses, Macmillan and Marie Curie.

Palliative care in University Hospital Lewisham is provided by the Macmillan palliative care team, and community palliative care for Lewisham borough patients is provided by St Christopher's Hospice.

Palliative Care at Queen Elizabeth Hospital is provided by Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice.