Perth & Kinross

Cornhill Macmillan Centre

Philosophy of Care

Palliative care aims to relieve physical symptoms such as pain, as well as addressing social, emotional and spiritual needs. Overall, we aim to achieve the best quality of life possible for patients and their families when they are affected by illnesses that cannot be cured.

Key Values

As a Team, the following key values underpin our work:

  • Maintaining dignity and quality of life for those facing a life limiting illness
  • Actively listening to patients and carers, encouraging open communication and supporting them to talk about their feelings, worries and anxieties
  • Offering advice and information regarding pain, symptom management medication, treatments and the changes that it may make to their life
  • Offering information about practical and financial help available including referral to appropriate services
  • Rehabilitating patients to become as positive and as independent as possible
  • Offer bereavement and family support

Access to Specialist Palliative Care Services

You can discuss referral to any aspect of the service through your hospital doctor, GP, nurse or any other healthcare professional.

Service Components

The services detailed below are for individuals aged 18 and over who have a diagnosis of cancer or other life limiting illness:

  • 10 bedded In Patient Unit
  • Day Services – including Day Care, Drop In facility and Out Patient Clinics
  • Hospital Specialist Palliative Care Team covering Perth Royal Infirmary
  • Community Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialists