Help and advice for professionals

Find out how to refer, access specialist advice or read the Scottish Palliative Care Guidelines. Read more

When does palliative care begin?

Some people think that you only have hospice care when you are dying, but this is not true. A hospice palliative care team might help control symptoms such as pain or breathlessness early on in your illness, either at home or staying at the hospice for a few days before going home again. Read more

What is palliative care?

Palliative care is not just about care in the last days and hours of life, but about ensuring quality of life for both the person and their family at every stage of a life-limiting illness from diagnosis onwards. Read more