The Patient’s Guide

Being diagnosed and living with a life-limiting condition can turn your whole world upside down, and the lives of those around you. You may feel confused, scared or even angry, and not know where to turn, or what to do. Skanda Vale Hospice is here to help you and those who care about you.

We provide love, care and support through a telephone, virtual support and professional listening service, to meet the needs of adults just like you, living with a life-limiting condition with palliative care needs.

We are aware each individual’s requirements are different so we have developed this guide to answer some of your questions about the services we can offer both you and your loved ones. We are also happy to discuss any queries you may have either by email, telephone or in person.

We currently offer a Day Hospice service every Wednesday between 10.30am and 4pm and a Companionship service that can be accessed from home. Our respite service, offering 24-hour respite care for one week per month, reopens in February.

Download the patient’s guide