About St Catherines Hospice – Preston
About This Shop
St Catherine’s Hospice provides palliative care to the people of Preston, Chorley, South Ribble, and the surrounding areas. Palliative care is the term for the total care that is offered to patients with conditions that are treatable but not curable. Our care seeks to improve quality of life and alleviate distressing symptoms within a framework that considers every aspect of someone’s situation such as personal, practical, emotional, or spiritual issues, as well as medical conditions. Privacy and dignity are seen as essential.
Palliative care includes support systems that are not only for patients but also for carers and family, whether in the Hospice, community or at home. The team at St Catherine’s are firmly committed to helping each patient’s experience to be as positive as possible. This includes creating time to listen carefully and provide care that: meets an individual’s needs, encourages independence, is unconditionally given, and is provided at no cost to patients. The aim of St Catherine’s hospice is: ‘to provide the best possible specialist care’