At HOSPICE, we believe that palliative care is a human right.
Palliative care aims to improve the quality of life of patients and their families when faced with problems of an incurable illness, through medical care for patients and social support, psycho-emotional and spiritual counselling for patients and their families.
We change the lives of people suffering from an incurable illness through unconditional care and compassion. Our aim is to restore dignity and hope.
Our vision is that all patients in Romania suffering from an incurable illness receive proper palliative care, at the appropriate time, so that they can live every moment with dignity, alongside their family.
We care for children and adults suffering from an incurable illness, with professionalism and dedication, offering specialized services for them and for their families. We develop palliative care at a national and international level through education and training programs, consultancy and our work with government to improve legislation.
HOSPICE Casa Speranței is a non-profit organisation, established in Brasov in 1992.
Its founder, Graham Perolls, introduced the concept of palliative care (based on the UK hospice model) to Romania. HOSPICE Casa Speranţei is a member of the Hospices of Hope Network and is the largest organisation in the country providing free specialist palliative care services.
HOSPICE has developed holistic palliative care services which are provided through day centres, out-patient clinics, in-patient units, home visits and partner hospitals.
HOSPICE Casa Speranței is increasing access to palliative care at national and international levels through raising awareness, providing educational programs for medical professionals, patients and the community and also by working with government to achieve an appropriate legislative environment.