Palliative Care

Palliative care is about improving the quality of life of anyone facing a life-threatening condition. It includes physical, emotional and spiritual care.

Ayrshire Hospice

The Ayrshire Hospice was established to enhance the quality of remaining life for those suffering from any life-limiting illness including cancer, neurological conditions, end stage heart failure and lung disease, as well as to support families and carers facing the loss of a loved one.

Ardgowan Hospice

Ardgowan Hospice is a compassionate place of care for people living in Inverclyde who have been diagnosed with a life limiting illness, such as cancer, heart failure, lung disease, kidney failure or neurological conditions.
01475 726830

Palliative Care information

Information, guidance and support from NHS inform

Managing emotional effects

Most people experience some strong emotions when a serious illness has been diagnosed. You may find it difficult to talk to friends or family about how you really feel; you tell them that you’re fine, when you feel very different inside. You may find yourself giving people other reasons for not being yourself, such as ‘just feeling tired’. If you can find the courage to talk to just one person about how you feel, it can be the first step towards dealing with your emotions.

Society of Will Writers

The Society of Will Writers is a non-profit making self regulatory organisation which seeks to protect the public and serve the interests of those men and women who are active professionals in our field.
01522 6878888

Together for short Lives

Making a lifetime of difference for children expected to have short lives.
0808 8088100


Dr Kate Granger, was a great supporter of NCPC and Dying Matters and she spoke at a number of events. Dr Granger launched the #hellomynameis campaign. It’s not always easy to talk about death or dying but when we don’t talk about what matters it can increase feelings of isolation, loneliness and distress.