Planning for an expected death

Lavender and heartFor anyone facing a life-threatening condition, palliative care is about improving the quality of life through physical, emotional and spiritual care. If you are receiving palliative care, or supporting someone who is the following websites may have information that is useful for you:

NHS Inform
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Good Life Good Death Good Grief

Cancer support

If you have cancer and are living in Glasgow, you can access the ‘Improving the Cancer Journey Service’ by phoning 0141 287 7077 or visiting for more information.

Macmillan Information and NHS Bereavement Centre

Holding handsIf you are looking for further support, advice or would like to speak with someone to help point you in the right direction, you can contact:

The Macmillan Information and NHS Bereavement Centre is a new service based at Glasgow Royal Infirmary (no face to face support available at this time). The team work in partnership with Palliative and Spiritual Care to offer people the right support at the right time.

The team can also provide emotional and practical advice around end of life care, including information about power of attorney, wills and funeral planning.

They can also offer support with complex bereavement issues, bereavement counselling and benefits advice to help cover the cost of the funeral.

Glasgow Hospices

Hospices provide a place that offers comfort, compassion, care and support to those who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting or life-shortening illness. If you are thinking about hospice services, speak to the health or social care professional who looks after you, about how the hospice can help.

Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice and Marie Curie Hospice Care Glasgow offer hospice services. 

Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) offers a full family support service for babies, children and young people with life- shortening conditions.

Support services

list of other support services, including contact details, is also available.

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