End of life care

End of life care services


There are a number of services available to support you as you approach the end of your life.

Some are universal for those with health and social care needs and some are specific to end of life care.

Skills for Care has produced a useful document detailing the health and social care professionals you may encounter as you approach the end of your life and what their role is in your care and support.

Skills for Care - understanding roles


Hospitals provide planned, short–term treatment for people with an illness or injury; and unplanned emergency and urgent medical treatment.

As such, people rarely choose to be cared for and die in hospital. The following hospitals serve Newham residents:

Newham University Hospital
Call: 020 7363 8056 or 020 7363 8055

St Bartholomew's Hospital
Call: 020 3465 5889 or 020 3465 6892

The Royal London Hospital
Call:020 3594 1050 or 020 3594 2030

Whipps Cross Hospital
Call: 020 8535 6628


Hospices provide care and support either in the hospice or in your home.

Their aim is to ensure you are comfortable by treating your symptoms and enabling you to live your last days as fully as possible. The hospices closest to Newham are:

Richard House Children’s Hospice
Richard House Drive, Beckton, E16 3RG
Call:020 7511 0222
[email protected]

St. Joseph’s Hospice
Mare Street, Hackney, E8 4SA
Call: 020 8525 6000
Email: [email protected]

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