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“Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean.”


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Local Hospice Services

Eden Valley Hospice, Carlisle
Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland 
Hospice at Home West Cumbria 
St Mary’s Hospice, Ulverston 

Local Cancer Information Services

Cancer Information Service West Cumberland Hospital

News/events/links to many other palliative care sites locally, nationally and internationally

National Council for Hospice and Specialist Palliative Care Services


Macmillan Cancer Relief 
Marie Curie Cancer Care
Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care
Living With Dying – The Patients Experience 
International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (includes on-line palliative care manual) 

For More Information About Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Information & Support
Northern Cancer Network
University of Newcastle UK Guide to Internet Resources for Cancer 
National Cancer Institute

For More Information About Non-Cancer Diagnoses

Alzheimers Society 
Motor Neurone Disease Association 
Multiple Sclerosis Society 
Parkinsons Disease Society
Stroke Association
Terrence Higgins Trust (AIDS or HIV infection)
British Heart Foundation
Mencap (Learning Disability)

Caring for Carers

Caring for Carers Professional Information                                                                                                   

Looking After Yourself

Support 4 Doctors (Royal Medical Benevolent Fund project)
Doctors for Doctors (British Medical Association Work Life Support)
Primary care support services for doctors in Wales
Sacred Space Foundation

For More Information About Prescribing and Therapeutics

British National Formulary
Palliative Care Formulary. Includes syringe driver drug compatibility Charts.
Palliative Medicine Matters. Book catalogue, links, syringe driver prescribing information
Electronic Medicines Compendium 

Updated March 2011