Planning for an expected death
For 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:
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 glasgow.gov.uk for more information.
Macmillan Information and NHS Bereavement Centre
If 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.
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.
Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) offers a full family support service for babies, children and young people with life- shortening conditions.
- Macmillan Information and NHS Bereavement Centre
- Maggie's Glasgow
- Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice
- Visit: Bereavement Support at Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice
- Phone: 0141 429 5599
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A list of other support services, including contact details, is also available.