Palliative Care Home Visits

Palliative Care Home Visits is a service of the palliative care unit that was organized in 2016. The goal is to provide nursing, social and psychological support to patients that are unable to visit the hospital or do not need to visit the hospital but need some type of care that can be given in the home. The visit is done by the palliative care team composed of a nurse, a social worker, and a therapist as needed.

During these visits, the team determines who needs care in the home and how frequent the patient will be visited. Details of the provided care are recorded in the patient's hospital chart just as it would be if the patient were in the hospital or visiting a hospital clinic, enabling a comprehensive record of the patient's medical history.

Home visits are organized geographically covering an area from Giza to Cairo. The visits are provided as long and as frequent as the patient needs them. The focus is on comprehensive care that encompasses medical, nursing, social and psychological needs. It is a regular service that keeps the team busy five days a week making 45-60 visits per year.

The Palliative team consists of:

  • Two nurses.
  • A social worker.
  • Pharmacist.
  • A consultant responsible for the case who follows up over the phone.
  • A psychologist and a religious man will stay according to the needs of the patient's condition.

Working Days

We are working 5 days a week