Heart failure and hospice care resources

A selection of resources to support the implementation of a hospice-enabled approach to heart failure.



Heart failure and hospice care: how to make a difference

This guide is intended for people providing and commissioning hospice services. Its purpose is to raise awareness of the need for a hospice-enabled approach to heart failure, and to suggest ways to engage with this issue using examples from services which have found creative solutions to move forward and overcome the challenges.

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Our thanks to the British Heart Foundation and the National Garden Scheme for their support of this publication.

Conference presentations

Presentations from Hospice UK's national conference - 'People, partnernerships and potential', November 2016.

Palliative care for heart failure: service development in West Hertfordshire

Speaker: Dr. Sharon Chadwick, Medical Director, Hospice of St. Francis.

Heart Failure: vital steps for palliative care

Speaker: Dr. Karen Hogg, Consultant Cardiologist, Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

Palliative care for people with end-stage heart failure

Speaker: Prof. Miriam Johnson, Professor of Palliative Medicine, Hull York Medical School.

ehospice articles

Earl Mountbatten Hospice focuses on heart failure end of life care

15 May 2017
Earl Mountbatten Hospice on the Isle of Wight is putting a strong focus on end of life care for people with heart failure.
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Making it easier to talk about the end of life with people affected by heart failure

08 May 2014
The National Council for Palliative Care has launched a guide to help anyone caring for someone with heart failure to open up conversations about end of life wishes and preferences.
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