Palliative Care Wales

This site is part of the Palliative Care Matters network of sites. It is aimed at health-care professionals working in the palliative care field.

Are you a Patient or Carer?

If you are a patient or carer and would like to comment on the care you have received from your local palliative care team, you can do this at a website run by iWantGreatCare.

Palliative Care Guidelines

The full text of the Palliative Care (Adult) Network Guidelines is freely available on-line.

Other items of general interest (i.e. outside Wales) can be found on the main website of Palliative Care Matters.

News & Announcements

Guidance has been produced to help support people who are caring for someone who is dying at home from COVID-19 infection. The document can be dowloaded from the Document Library in the COVID-19 folder. ("Caring for your dying relative at home with COVID v3")

The Advance and Future Care Planning Strategy Group (AFCP) for Wales, which sits under the auspices of the NHS Wales End of Life Care Board and the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Wales, has a page on the NHS Wales website. The page includes information and links for Advance and Future Care Planning, including ADRT and Advance Care Planning forms to be downloaded.



Covid-19 Symptom Control guidance is published as a supplement to the existing Care Decisions for last days of life guidance.

The document can be dowloaded from the Document Library in the Care Decisions for last days of life folder.

The CARer-Administration of as-needed subcutaneous medication for common breakthrough symptoms in home-based dying people in Wales (The CARiAD Package) has been updated in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The documents can be dowloaded from the Document Library.

The 19th Annual All Wales Palliative Care Conference will be held at Gregynog on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th October 2019.
Flier and Booking form are available here.
For more information, please contact:
Conference Organiser, Specialist Palliative Care Team, Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham, LL13 7TD.
Tel: 01978 727177