End of life care is support for people who are approaching death. It helps them to live as well as possible until they die, and to die with dignity.
It also includes support for their family or carers.
NHS Choices provides a wealth of information about hospices, palliative care, lasting power of attorney and bereavement.
Read the Which? guide to end of life care that covers different types of care and how to arrange it for people approaching the end of their lives. It also gives advice on how to talk openly about dying and a list of organisations and charities that can support people dealing with end of life issues.
How to access end of life care in Bedford Borough
Sue Ryder St John's Hospice in Moggerhanger, Bedfordshire provides expert palliative care, advice and support for people across Bedfordshire who are living with life-limiting conditions, as well as supporting their families.
It is the first point of contact for patients, families, carers and health and social care professionals requiring 24-hour advice, care and support for palliative care.
You will need to registered with a GP or a health or social care professional if you want to use this service.
The hospice is the host for the Bedfordshire Partnership for Excellence in Palliative Support (PEPS) Coordination Centre.