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Palliative care aims to improve the quality of life of people with life-limiting or disabling diseases, by treating pain and by providing emotional, mental and social support. Everyone can be a part of it.

Palliative Home Care

A group of expert doctors, nurses, priests, nuns and volunteers are always willing to support the bedridden patients at their homes. 15 vehicles are provided by Shanthibhavan Palliative Hospital with expert palliative team to serve the bedridden patients who live in different parts of Thrissur District. We provide high-end palliative care and mental support through home care. Our palliative care is professionally coordinated services that focus on physical, mental, social, and spiritual needs of those with fatal illness and their families. It seeks to maintain the highest level of comfort.Here we satisfy their entire physical, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual needs. A fully equipped physiotherapy unit is active in Hospital, and it not only help the palliative patients but also give support to the youth who are recovering from accidents and strokes. This department is aiming to provide a better quality of life. Physiotherapists tend to spend a considerable amount of time with their patients on a regular basis and assure morning and evening care. Free ambulance service, Mobile Freezers are capable to meet other emergency needs of palliative bedridden patients.

Palliative Hospital Care

Palliative hospital care is provided by a specially – trained team of doctors, nurses, volunteers including priests and nuns who work together to provide an extra layer of support for palliative in-patients. It is appropriate at any age and stage of a serious illness and it can be provided along with curative treatment. This is a unique hospital in India in nature by its service, like high-end palliative care and mental support. High-end palliative care supportive system likes centralized Oxygen system; Hi – tech laboratory; Scanning, Dialysis and ICU with ventilator facility is available in the hospital. This is an exclusive hospital for palliative bedridden patients with 49 beds. And in reality, the palliative patients, who avail care, feel that Shanthibhavan is not only a Palliative hospital but also an abode where they get the warmth of their home.

Emergency Home Care

A nursing facility that provides emergency care, assistance with personal care and skilled medical care are available at homes. The 24 x 7 emergency home care services are available for bedridden patients. It is free for registered patients. Medical, nursing, and rehabilitation care, often a transition from hospital to home. This emergency home care is available for all bedridden patients in the Thrissur district who register their names in the Hospital records.

Free Dialysis Treatment

We are providing free dialysis for poor kidney patients. It is a cent percent free dialysis service for poor kidney patients. The service of Nephrologists, trained nurses, technicians, medicines and transportation are totally free for kidney patients. Since the registration for the free dialysis has been reached in a large number, we are trying to provide more support to poor kidney patients. We have the facility to support 40 kidney patients and looking for getting support from the public for the smooth running of this project. The dialysis machines are working by the support of solar energy. Here we have some developmental projects to upgrade our solar system with which we can connect more dialysis machines to this solar energy system.

Medicines for In-Patients

General pharmacy is attached to hospital for free medicine distribution. This facility is available for the bedridden patients admitted in the hospital. Our registered palliative bedridden patients who are availing home care from Shanthibhavan palliative Hospital are eligible for free medicine. The regional centers are also having the pharmacy, where medicines are distributed on subsidiary rates. Patients coming for consultation would get prescribed medicines on subsidy rates. The service of the pharmacy is limited to outpatients for the first phase. And we are planning to distribute all medicine required for palliative fellowship members on non profit basis.

Food for In-Patients

Free food for palliative patients and their bystanders is another humane project of Shanthibhavan Palliative hospital. A modern kitchen has been working at the hospital premises for cooking healthy food and it is distributed for patients, bystanders four times daily. This service is totally free of cost and it is running by the support of kind hearted people, who donate money, rice, vegetables etc.

Early Medical Detection

Abayam - Shanthibhavan early medical detection institute helps to prevent cancer, kidney diseases through early detection test. Early Medical Detection Camps are conducted for the public on the basis of Panchayath / Muncipality / Corporation limits. Blood and Urine tests are done freely for camp members through these detection camps. Deadly Diseases including Cancer are taken care in the initial stage itself by our Professional medical team. Diseases which affect ladies, such as Breast Cancer, Uterus Cancer, and Thyroid Cancer are diagnosed and treated with Ultra-Modern Medical Equipments. A total of 48 parameters in Blood/Urine are included in the test. After getting these test reports, expert doctors examine the results and give necessary advice to prevent various diseases and to take the possible changes in their life styles. Local Autonomy Institutions and Voluntary Organizations can avail the facility of Early Medical Detection Camps under their respective locality by joining hands with Shanthibhavan Palliative Hospital.

Scanning

The Radiology department has been opened in Shanthibhavan palliative hospital to extend its support for palliative bedridden liver patients. After deploying the Ultrasound Scan machine, the Radiology department is well equipped and it is managed by a senior Radiologist. This facility is very supportive for both liver cancer, liver cirrhosis patients and also for early detection purpose. We are also planning to start Ultra Sound Scan Mobile unit to extend the medical support to their doorsteps.

General Pharmacy

Shanthibhavan Palliative hospital is always bothered about the poor cancer - kidney patients. A new scheme has been organized by the hospital for these patients to support them by assuring the medicine cheaper compared to any medical store. Cancer – Kidney patients may get a relief from the price hike and the hospital has been taken the steps to distribute the monthly medicine at their doorsteps. So the patients are requested to contact the hospital or regional centers for their routine medicines. The fellowship members of Shanthibhavan Palliative Hospital are also eligible for this scheme. They can contact the hospital / regional centers for their monthly medicines which may be available on their doorsteps. All of the fellowship members can choose this facility which assures the routine medicine on their doorsteps.



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