Palliative Care

We work with professionals across Devon to improve the out-of-hours experience for patients receiving palliative care, and their carers.

We give urgent priority to all calls for palliative care patients. This means that a GP or nurse will endeavour to telephone within 20 minutes and visit (if appropriate) within one hour.

Download our Out-of-hours treatment for patients with palliative care needs leaflet

What to do When Someone Dies – An Age UK Guide

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When someone dies there are many things to do, often at a time for great personal distress when you feel least able to cope. This guide, put together by Age UK, gives brief, practical information about the things you need to do and where to go for more help and advice:

What to do in the first five days Dealing with the estate Benefits checklist Things to send back or cancel

How do I explain death to my child?

Health visitor Ruth Oshikanulu discusses talking to your child about the death of a relative:

https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/bereavement/Pages/children-bereavement.aspx

Coping with bereavement

The Dying Matters website is provided by the National Council for Palliative Care, the umbrella charity for end of life care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

https://www.dyingmatters.org/page/resources-coping-bereavement