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Archangel Michael Hospice

Ayias Marina 1, 8290 Mesa Chorio, Pafos, Cyprus. PHONE: 99 494140 – FAX: 26600978
E-mail: mona@archangel-michael-hospice.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

History of Hospice

Archangel Michael

Archangel Michael is respected in Muslim, Jewish, Orthodox, Roman Catholic and all Christian religions. From early times he was seen as a patron of the sick and suffering. He was also a patron of the worried and anxious. But, perhaps, above all he is seen as the Angel who takes us from earth to heaven.

A wonderful Patron for our hospice.

What is a hospice?

The word ‘hospice’ derives from the Latin hospes which means both guest and hosts. A place of welcome. Hospice is a type of care and a philosophy that focuses on end of life care. A hospice takes people for respite care, supports home care teams and welcomes people in the last stages of an illness.

It is concerned about the whole person, physical, emotional and spiritual and also family and friends. It does not shorten or lengthen life; it travels with a person in the last stages of life.

What is palliative care?

Palliative care (from Latin palliare to cloak) focuses on relieving and preventing pain. Unlike hospice care it is appropriate for patients in all disease stages, including those undergoing treatment for curable diseases. Like hospice care is about the patient’s physical, emotional and spiritual need to formulate a plan of care. So it is an entirely appropriate care treatment in a hospice.