It’s Hospice Care Week and Strathcarron Hospice is debunking some myths that many people have about end of life and palliative care.  

One myth is that Palliative Care is only provided in a hospital or Hospice. However, the fact is that Palliative Care can be provided across a number of settings.  

In fact, over 80% of Strathcarron’s patients are out with the Hospice building. 

Strathcarron Hospice's department of Education, Research and Practice Development also develop programmes to increase knowledge of the principles and practice of Palliative and end of life care for registered nurses, health and social care assistants and others who care for residents, patients and families in care home and hospital settings.  

The Hospice services and specialist teams work across local communities to provide practical and emotional support at this crucial time in people's lives. Their Clinical Nurse Specialists, Rehab Teams, Creative Art Therapists, Patient and Family Care Social Workers, Physiotherapists, Pharmacists, Chaplains, Occupational Therapists, Lymphoedema specialist services, Medical Consultants and Physicians work together to enable people to live as well as possible, in their own home.When it comes to the time to receive end of life care, Strathcarron’s Hospice@Home team will ensure that patients and their family receive the same care in their own homes as they would in the Hospice building. The team work with Clinical Nurse Specialists, and other specialist teams, as well as District Nursing, social services and others with the aim to provide seamless care and support. No other local palliative care provider has access to Strathcarron Hospice’s breadth of specialist teams.