Our Model Of Care

Little Haven’s nurses are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week giving professional palliative nursing and guidance to carers. Our community based care is provided in the home or patients and families may visit our centre at 14 Henry Street for day hospice, support or therapies. Little Haven’s services are provided without charge to the clients.
Palliative Care is the  “active total care of patients whose disease is not responsive to curative treatments.” The Little Haven model values

  • early intervention of palliative care to support patients from their point of diagnosis
  • supporting patients undergoing active treatments eg. Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy
  • shaping compassion by community engagement in care of the dying

Little Haven’s model of  care takes a holistic approach to patient care which treats the whole patient, addressing all of the patient’s and carers physical, social, emotional, psychological and spiritual needs.

The Greek Physician Hippocrates, said “It is more important to know the person who has the disease than it is to know the disease that the person has”.  That sums up our approach to palliative care ~ every patient will have different needs and care will be individually tailored to those needs.

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Comprehensive nursing care and help with day to day symptom management and control

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Providing the equipment you need to make life more comfortable