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 their life. Some are universal for those with Health and Social Care needs, which can be found on the Care in Newham and East London Foundation Trust websites; and some are specifically End of Life Care, listed below.

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

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: 0207 363 8056 or 0207 363 8055

St Bartholomew's Hospital
Call: 0203 465 5889 or 0203 465 6892

The Royal London Hospital
Call:0203 594 1050 or 0203 594 2030

Whipps Cross Hospital
Call: 0208 535 6628

Hospices

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]

National Disease specific support

Carers

Carers play an essential role in the journey of the person approaching the end of life. The death of a family member or friend is a momentous event. The resources below provide advice and information for Carers about how they can consider their own needs or support they could benefit from during this time.