Palliative Care Service

Palliative Care Service

Overview

Palliative Care is a specialised medical care that focuses on relieving suffering and achieving the best possible quality of life for patients when they face serious illness. Care is provided by specially trained doctors, nurses and other specialists who work together with patients and their families to provide an extra layer of support. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a life limiting illness and can be provided along with curative treatment.

Who provides Palliative Care?
  • Specialist Doctors
  • Nurse Specialists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Dieticians
  • Counsellors

Treatment & Procedures

Our services
  • Outpatient clinic at GKNMH
  • Inpatient care at GKNMH & Raksha Hospice
  • Day care service at Raksha Hospice)
  • Home visiting services
Specialities
  • Raksha – The Hospice
  • Home Care Services
How to access our services?

For advice on inpatient and outpatient Palliative care services at GKNMH & Raksha Hospice please contact us on 0422-4305254 or visit our clinic in the C block at GKNMH.

For advice on Home care services please contact us on 0422-4305364 or visit our Home care team in the B block at GKNMH.

Treatment & Procedures
Improves Quality of Life

Palliative Care treats people, who are suffering from serious and chronic illnesses like

  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Diseases like Heart Failure
  • Chronic Lung Problems
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Dementia and other Neurological Problems

Dr. Rajith Ramachandran

MRCGP, DFFP, Dip. Palliative Care
Consultant Palliative & Family Medicine

Dr. Vidya Kumarasamy

MBBS, NFPM,M.Sc Palliative Medicine
Director-Home Health Services & Consultant Palliative Medicine
Palliative Care focuses on symptoms such as
  • Pain
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Difficulty in Sleeping
  • Depression

It also helps you gain the strength to carry on with daily life. It helps you to have more control over your care by improving your understanding and choices of treatment.