Our Family Support Team provides a range of services to anyone suffering from life limiting illness, their families and carers. Support is provided from diagnosis, pre-death, post-death and is ongoing throughout the bereavement process. This support is offered not only to our in-patients in the Helen McArdle Wing and day care clients, but we also accept referrals from hospitals, GPs and Macmillan Cancer Care.
Those who are affected by a diagnosis of a life-limiting or terminal illness may have the ability to support each other without the need of outside help. However, our Family Support Service offers a confidential and free service which includes ‘one-to-one’, couple or family counselling. Our Family Support Worker helps to assess patient and family needs, providing: advice and information, sign posting to other relevant services and practical assistance. She also provides the unique service of offering interim support to anyone who is on our waiting list for counselling, and who are unable to be seen immediately.