Patient care

The first objective of HAU is to provide appropriate palliative care to those in need. This is provided through clinical services offered at three hospices in Kampala, Mbarara and Hoima. Clinical care is offered through numerous methods to ensure patients are seen and cared for where it is appropriate. These include home visits, hospital visits, outpatient clinics, day cares and outreaches. In addition to core clinic services, including consultations, reviews and prescribing medications HAU team members provide psychosocial support and bereavement counselling. Additionally, HAU trains and supports community volunteer workers who provide basic nursing care and offer patients in need basic consultations and refer them to appropriate health facilities, including HAU.