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“Easing the journey with care, comfort and choices”


What is Palliative Care ?

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 serious illness and can be provided along with curative treatment.

Improves Quality of Life

Palliative care treats people suffering from serious and chronic illnesses like

  • Cancer
  • Cardiac diseases like Heart failure
  • Chronic obstructive air ways disease
  • Kidney failure
  • Dementia
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Motor neurone Disease
  • HIV/AIDS and many more.

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.

Who provides Palliative Care ?

  • Specialist doctor
  • Nurses
  • Physiotherapist
  • Dietician
  • Counsellors
  • Alternative therapist

Our Services

  • Outpatient clinic
  • Inpatient Care
  • Home care service
  • Counselling & Bereavement service
  • Lymphedema Clinic

How to access our services?

  • Please request a referral through your primary treating physician
  • You are welcomed to consult one of our palliative Consultants in the Hospital for advice if you have any life limiting illnesses

Raksha the Hospice

Raksha is a 15 bedded Hospice which provides supportive care for patients with advanced cancer. Here we provide an Outpatient, Inpatient and Home care completely free of cost to all patients. Patients are admitted here for symptom control, terminal care and respite care. Palliative care is a basic human right and our goal is to make it readily available to the needy when they face serious illness. If you know any patients who might benefit from our support please feel free to direct them to us.

What is the difference between a Hospital and Hospice care?

A Hospice is a special Hospital where people who have serious illness like advanced cancer are admitted for treatment or terminal care. Unlike Hospital, Hospice not only takes care of Medical needs but also the emotional needs of patients. The focus here is to keep patients as comfortable as possible- both physically and emotionally. A team of specialised Doctors, nurses, physiotherapist and Counsellors work together to provide all the care and support required for patients and their families.


Dr R. Rajith

Consultant in Palliative Care and Family Medicine

(MBBS, MRCGP, DFFP, Dip. in Palliative Care)