Palliative care at the Upper Wallis Hospital

Palliative care is aimed at individuals suffering from advanced, terminal illnesses. Assessing the complexity and instability of a patient's condition is crucial to determine the need for specialized care. These services address the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of patients, focusing on comprehensive and proactive management. Early symptom management, aimed at alleviating treatable pain and discomfort, is fundamental in enhancing a patient's quality of life.

End-of-life care and support for families are provided with empathy and adaptability by caregivers. A collaborative approach, central to palliative care, involves an interdisciplinary team of nurses, doctors, psychotherapists, chaplains, physiotherapists, nutritionists, and a dedicated mobile team, working together to deliver personalized care.

The mobile palliative care team offers advice, coordination, and support within the care network, working in patients' homes, nursing homes, hospitals, and other facilities in the Upper Valais. A 24/7 helpline, maintained by the palliative care department, is available to patients and professionals.