Frequently Asked Questions …
- Do patients have to pay for their stay?
No, all care, meals and treatments are offered completely free of charge to patients.
- Is it similar to a nursing home?
St David’s Hospice is not a nursing home. We cannot provide long term care. We are a Specialist Palliative Care Centre providing symptom control, respite care and care for those at the end of their life.
- What is Palliative Care and is it suited to me?
Palliative care is the total care of the patient, including their physical, emotional and spiritual care. Palliation is designed to alleviate symptoms when an illness is not curable.
- Who will care for me?
We have a team of experienced, trained nurses who will be caring for your 24 hours a day. St david’s benefits from a full multi-disciplinary team. The clinical team is available to help with symptom control, pain managements, psychological and emotional support, educational information or to deal with any concerns you may have. We work closely with outside agencies, including Macmillan and Marie Curie.
- How long can I stay?
This depends upon your reason for admission and general health. Patients are admitted from Monday to Friday between the hours of 09.30 and 17.00 hours, and Saturday mornings. After your stay at St David’s you may return home with the help of your carer/family/G.P./Community Nurses. We will help and advise you through this process.