Plymouth City Council
Plymouth PL1 2AA
End of life
Hospices provide care specifically for terminally ill people and give support to their carers both in the hospice and at home. They often work in combination with Macmillan Nursing.
Plymouth City Council does not provide hospice care. However, there are a number of hospices based in Devon, which provide support to terminally ill adults and their families. Admission is arranged through your doctor or hospital consultant:
- St Luke's Hospice, Plymouth, telephone 01752 401172
- Hospiscare, Exeter, telephone 01392 688000
- North Devon Hospice, Barnstaple, telephone 01271 344248
- Rowcroft, Torbay and South Devon Hospice, Torquay, telephone 01803 210810
Some other organisations in Devon specialise in home support to terminally ill people, for example Marie Curie Cancer Care have a community care service team to help with pain relief and a day therapy unit in Tiverton, telephone 01884 703500.
Some private nursing and rest homes also specialise in the care of terminally ill people.