Patients & Visitors

Palliative Care

Other Support & Info

Dorothy House Hospice
The Dorothy House Hospice web site has an A – Z of useful information


Some examples of local support are:
The Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre
Royal United Hospital
Tel: 01225 824049

The Cancer Information & Support Centre has a drop in the centre where there are:

  • a large selection of leaflets, books and videos
  • guided access to the internet
  • details of local and national support services and organisations

Tel: 01373 4455255

Free cancer counselling service based in Frome, Somerset, offering face-to-face and telephone counselling

Tel: 0117 925 9348

A Bristol based organisation offering professional counselling for people affected by a life-threatening illness

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National Support Organisations

Alzheimer’s Disease
Helpline: 0845 300 0336 Mon – Fri


Heart Disease
Helpline: 0300 330 3311


Lung Diseases
Helpline: 08458 505020


Motor Neurone Disease
Tel: 08457 626262


Mulitple Sclerosis
Tel: 0808 800 8000


Parkinson’s Disease
Tel: 0808 800 0303

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Spiritual and cultural support

Spiritual and cultural needs are individual to each person regardless of faith beliefs or cultural background. The hospital staff are always prepared to discuss concerns and provide support. There is a chaplaincy service in the RUH.

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Support for bereaved people

  • Offers free support for bereaved people by trained volunteers
  • Individual counselling
  • Group support

Bath area

Tel: 01761 417250
Email: bath@cruse.org.uk

Bristol area

Tel: 0117 926 4045
Email: bristol@cruse.org.uk


RD4U
An interactive website for children and young people affected by death


The WAY Foundation
Provides support for men and women widowed up to the age of 50

Tel: 0870 0113450
Email: info@wayfoundation.org.uk


Compassionate Friends
Support for bereaved parents

Tel: 0845 1232304 (1000 – 1600 and 1900 – 2200hrs)
Email: info@tcf.org.uk


National Association of Widows
Tel: 024 766 3484 or head office: 0845 838 2261

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