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Coping with dying

To help with anxiety and uncertainty.

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A guide to our services

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.

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A guide to Saint Francis Hospice

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.

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Talking about dying with children

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.

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Staying at the Hospice and visiting information

Find out more about staying on the Hospice ward and everything you need to know about visiting

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Planning for your future care

A guide to advance care planning

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Things to do before you die

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. 

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Let's talk about 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.

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Talking about dying with people affected by dementia

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. 

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Family Support Services

Practical and emotional advice and guidance

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What is Hospice at Home?

Saint Francis Hospice - Hospice at Home

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Complementary Therapy

Our complementary therapy services

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Crisis support

Specialist crisis support services

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Fatigue management

A guide to fatigue self-management

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Breathlessness Management

A guide to the management of breathlessness

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Opioids for Palliative Care

Opioid advice for palliative care patients that can be used to manage pain and breathlessness.

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CPR FAQs

Frequently asked questions about cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

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A guide to giving the gift of sight

Donating sight can help people to see again