HOME > English HOME > Palliative care Department (Hospice) -Palliative care unit (PCU) "Vivere"

Palliative care Department (Hospice) -Palliative care unit (PCU) "Vivere"

Palliative care Department (Hospice)-Sagara Hospital-

Palliative care unit (PCU) "Vivere" was established in 1997 as the first PCU in Kagoshima that satisfies the facility standards required by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. Like general wards, various types of insurances are accepted at this facility.

Palliative care Department (Hospice)-Sagara Hospital-

The ward has 24 beds and patients are well taken care of by 3 full-time doctors and a staff of 22 nurses. In addition, medical social workers, pharmacists, nutritionists, religious advisors, and volunteers form a team to carefully look after our patients and their family members.

For outpatients who prefer outpatient visits to the hospital rather than admission, we help them with their daily life by offering palliative care. Collaboration with a home-visit nursing station enables medical treatment at home.