Hospice services are free and offered without discrimination to eligible patients, children or adults, regardless of their ethnic, cultural or religious status.
The hospice team consisting of doctors, nurses, caregivers (trained in the field of palliative care) and volunteers, provides at the patients’ homes:

  • medical and nursing services in order to obtain the optimum management of pain and other symptoms control; informing and educating the family and/or patient regarding the diagnosis, prognosis, treatment; and care; providing medical equipment (oxygen concentrator for medical use, secretion suction apparatus, etc.) and care equipments (bandages, incontinence diapers, etc); preparing the relatives for the patient’s death (the final 48 hours)
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  • social services: advising and supporting the patients and their families to obtain social rights; material or financial support for patients and families with insufficient income to cover minimum needs; recreational activities for assisted children (camps, trips).
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  • psycho-emotional supporting services and spiritual care: basic counselling and emotional support for the patient and his family using appropriate techniques (individual, family or group); counselling and spiritual support.
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  • family support services while bereavement: emotional support and mourning counselling (individual, family or group); counselling and support for solving social problems (e.g. survivor’s benefits).
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  • volunteering services: fellowship for the patient; domestic help; shopping; time-outs for the caregiver; home repairs; transportation to/from the hospital etc.