Palliative care is provided for patients with chronic or life-threatening illnesses from the outset of diagnosis, irrespective of nationality, gender, religion, financial status, and entitlement to private or state healthcare.
“Galilee” provides home care for patients who have palliative care needs and who:
- have been diagnosed with cancer within the last three years and who live in the region of the Metropolis of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki. This includes the areas of Glyka Nera, Gerakas, Anthousa, Pikermi, Rafina, Pallini, Spata, Artemida, Paiania, Koropi, Markopoulo, Kalyvia, Kouvaras, Keratea, Lavrio, Lagonissi, and so on.
- suffer from ALS, live in the region of the Metropolis of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki, and are receiving treatment from the Aiginiteio University Hospital of Athens.
Apart from the criteria above relating to your diagnosis and residence, there is no other criterion for eligibility to stay at the hospice.
Call us at 210-6635955 so that we can complete an application together over the phone.
In this telephone conversation, we will give you some basic information.
We will take you through the services we offer and we will ask you to give us some basic information about yourself or the patient in question as well as the current support available, their illness and treatment, which service they would like to benefit from, and so on.
Any member of the family or a friend of the patient can call. It is essential that the patient him/herself is aware and wants us to visit them.
In some instances we may ask you to send us copies of test results or other medical information regarding the patient’s condition.
Following this initial call:
- If you wish to receive home care we will arrange a home visit, usually by a doctor and a nurse. This will give us a chance to get to know you better, to discuss your needs, hopes, concerns, and aims. We will also explain the terms of care and together sign the care contract.
- If you wish to stay at the hospice a doctor and social worker from our team will need to visit you, whether at home or in hospital, whenever applicable, according to their availability. The purpose of this visit is for us to get to know you and assess your palliative care needs. Depending on what your palliative care needs are and availability at the hospice we will let you know if you can stay and we will arrange your admission date.
Complete an application form (either over the telephone or send via email to email@example.com) as well as relevant documents such as copies of medical notes and test results.
The form can be completed by the patient themselves, a family member, a doctor or health service provider, provided that the patient is aware and consents to receiving the care.
Applications are assessed by a committee and we will let you know whether your application has been successful within five working days.
In order for an application to be considered, a patient must appoint a healthcare proxy, who will be able to liaise with our health-care professionals regarding the patient’s care.