Republic of Ireland

Specialist Palliative Care Eligibility Criteria and Referral Form – RoI

Specialist palliative care (SPC) services have an important role in supporting other healthcare providers in hospital, residential care and community settings to meet the palliative care needs of persons with life-limiting conditions and their families. When a person’s palliative care needs are anticipated to become, or are more complex and difficult to manage, access to SPC services is required. The National Clinical Programme for Palliative Care website includes guidance for health and social care professionals on the eligibility criteria and referral  into specialist palliative care, which may be of interest to people with palliative care needs and their carers. Please note that referrals to specialist palliative care can only be made by healthcare professionals

Link to further information on referring to specialist palliative care