Although many people recover from COVID-19, some have very severe symptoms, and sadly, some die. To support people in many settings, palliative care services and hospices have rapidly changed how they work. They are supporting existing patients who do not have COVID-19, and also those with COVID-19 who have severe symptoms or are dying. In addition, the symptoms that people experience, and the best treatments for these symptoms, are not well understood. Therefore, there is an urgent need to understand how palliative and end-of-life care services have responded to COVID-19. Learning from each other will speed up the responses and help future plans.
Through this CovPall Project, we want to understand how palliative care services and hospices are responding to COVID-19 and how to best respond.