India

Christian Medical College and Hospital

Vellore

Services Offered

Christian Medical College Hospital is a 2,500 bedded tertiary teaching hospital.
The Palliative Care Unit offers outpatient, inpatient and domiciliary services, with support to other surgical, medical and oncology departments.
There is teaching in palliative care to undergraduate and postgraduate students.
There is a one year residential fellowship in palliative medicine.

SPICT Uses

Have started looking at the use of SPICT-LIS especially in community settings and inpatient areas for identification of palliative care needs among this population.

Karunashraya (Bangalore Hospice Trust)

Bangalore

Services Offered

75 bedded inpatient hospice with home care and hospital out-reach services and two link centres.
Teaching programmes for doctors, nurses and MSWs
Involved with the training of rural doctors / nurses. and also with the Cancer Treatment Centre initiative (Lien Foundation and AIIMS)
Suprvise MSc, PhD students and those interested in Masters for Public Health

SPICT Uses

Only just started but looks interesting.
Will provide more feedback in due course,

Other information

Educational links to
- Cardiff University Palliative Care Department
- NIMHANS (National Institute for Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences, India)
Involved with National initiatives:
- ELICIT (End of Life Care,India, Task-force)
- Project India
National Task Force for the Integration of Palliative care with health delivery, in the community