To help with anxiety and uncertainty.
Read information about the range of services and support we provide for people with life limiting conditions in Brentwood, Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and parts of West Essex.
This guide has been created for people with learning disabilities to help you understand:
what to expect when visiting the hospice
how we can help you if you have an illness that can't be cured
how to speak to your doctor
and what to do if you feel scared, sad or worried.
We can't protect children from death. They encounter it all the time - whether its a mouse brought in by a cat or a grandparent dying. We need to talk to children about dying so myths don't take over and so they don't feel isolated or guilty about what they think.
Find out more about staying on the Hospice ward and everything you need to know about visiting
A guide to advance care planning
None of us want to think about getting ill and dying. But having a plan makes it easier for you and your loved ones when you are dying.
Talking about death doesn't bring death closer. It's about planning for life and helping us make the most of the time we have.
Providing end of life care for people with dementia is a key part of good quality care, but many people put things off until its too late, often missing opportunities that could lead to an improved quality of life.
Practical and emotional advice and guidance
Saint Francis Hospice - Hospice at Home
Our complementary therapy services
Specialist crisis support services
A guide to fatigue self-management
A guide to the management of breathlessness
Opioid advice for palliative care patients that can be used to manage pain and breathlessness.
Frequently asked questions about cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Donating sight can help people to see again