Your 24/7 Palliative Care Helpline

Our single point of access offers advice, support, and information to people in their last year of life.

Your Palliative Care Helpline, now available 24/7

The Helpline provides a single point of access for 24/7 advice, support, and information for patients nearing the end of life, their families, carers, and professionals across Highland and Argyll and Bute.

Your Palliative Care Helpline is led by highly experienced nurses and delivered in partnership by Highland Hospice and NHS Highland. We also work closely with other health and social care services when additional support or hospital/hospice admissions might be required.

If you have been identified as in the last year of life, we’re here to help make this time as comfortable as possible so that you, and those close to you, can achieve the best possible quality of life.

You can call us when:

• You are finding it difficult to get help, day or night, and you need advice

• You are feeling anxious or frightened at any time

• Your GP surgery is closed


Who can call?

If you're caring for someone toward the end of life, we're here for you.

Whether you're a family member or a professional working in a care home, GP surgery, or in the community you can call us at any time.

The 24/7 Palliative Care Helpline is not an emergency service, but our highly skilled nurses will respond to all calls within the hour wherever possible. In an emergency always call 999.

Your 24/7 Palliative Care Helpline - Save the number now 01463 706655