Hospice care is about people. When people are living with a life limiting illness, or are nearing the end of their lives, all their needs are important, and this is when the highly specialised person-centred care hospices are renowned for steps in.
It means looking after the whole person, meeting not only medical but emotional, psychological and sometimes spiritual needs to help people keep as active and independent as possible when they are living with a progressive or life limiting illness. It means surrounding patients and families with love, sensitivity and compassion so that their last days together may be spent with dignity and quality in a setting that feels like home. This care continues after bereavement, so that families and loved ones feel supported, knowing they have someone who understands, who they can talk to, and who cares for them.
Dove House is your local hospice, it began in the community and is still deeply rooted in the community that is Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. Our highly trained and specialist staff are here to help you and your loved ones, caring compassionately for local people, helping them to live their life as well as they can despite their illness, and to provide end of life care that embraces the whole family.
Dame Cicely Saunders, the founder of the hospice movement believed:
Dove House believes this too, our patients and their families will always be at the heart of everything we do.