End of life care

"I need help with my end of life care."

End of life care providers

If you need end of life care, you may think that you have to move away from home. However, a lot of care services can be provided to you in your home by the community palliative team, or as a day patient at a hospice or hospital.

If you are in hospital, your care will be provided by the hospital doctors and nurses, as well as the hospital palliative care team. Depending on your needs, other health and social care professionals may be involved in your end of life care, such as:

  • your GP
  • community nurses
  • counsellors
  • our social care team
  • chaplains (of all faiths or none)
  • physiotherapists
  • occupational therapists
  • complementary therapists.

End of life care at home

There are many health and social care professionals who can provide you with end of life support in your own home.

Macmillan Community Nurses

Macmillan Community Nurses support anyone who has a life-limiting disease within the East Riding.

They work with other health care professionals to provide patient-focused, responsive, timely and sensitively delivered palliative and end of life care.

To find out more or refer yourself to this Macmillan service:

Marie Curie

Marie Curie is a registered charitable organisation that provides care and support to people with terminal illness.

Within the East Riding they:

  • commission a range of providers to deliver palliative and end of life care to our residents
  • offer you expert care, guidance and support to help you to get the most from the time you have left
  • have dedicated and caring nurses who work night and day in people’s homes across the UK, providing hands on care and vital emotional support
  • have trained ‘helper volunteers’ who can visit you for a cuppa, and be there for you when you want to talk
  • are there to support you throughout your illness with practical information and support on all aspects of life with a terminal illness.


There are 2 hospices that provide local end of life care, including palliative care, to residents of East Riding of Yorkshire.

Dove House Hospice

This hospice in Hull offers personalised end of life care for anyone aged 18 or over, who has a life limiting illness.

Their multi-disciplinary teams have a holistic approach and not only meet the medical needs of their patients, but support them emotionally and psychologically too.

Saint Catherine’s Hospice

Based in Scarborough, Saint Catherine’s Hospice is committed to providing the best possible care and quality of life for those with life limiting illnesses. It provides free care throughout 1,600 square miles of North and East Yorkshire.

Care homes

There are a range of care homes in East Riding that offer end of life and palliative care.