Moscow Hospice No.1 is a public medical institution for incurable cancer patients.
Moscow Hospice No.1 promotes the ideas of helping the dying and their families, mercy, benevolence, voluntary work, charity and a decent life to the very end. Headed by its chief physician Vera Millionshchikova since its establishment, Moscow Hospice No.1 has earned an impeccable reputation in Moscow. Moscow Hospice No.1 is a training base for new hospices in Moscow, Russia and CIS countries. Today, it is run by Vera’s pupil, Diana Nevzorova.
The Hospice deals with the emotional, social and spiritual impact of irreversible diseases on the patient and the patient’s family and friends. Relatives and friends can stay with the patient in hospice 24/7 free of charge. The Hospice offers a variety of bereavement and counselling services to families before and after the patient’s death. Staff and volunteers provide constant specialised medical care, including pain management, physical and psychological help. The personnel also console and distract the patients, offering them comfort.
Moscow Hospice No.1 maintains very high standards for its staff and volunteers. The Hospice includes a hospice-at-home service, an in-care unit, a Training & Social department and auxiliary services. The Hospice is a new type of medical and social institution. Moscow Hospice No.1 is a true home for its patients, their families and the staff; it is a place where people help one another to cope with illness and grief. There is no room for indifference or callousness in the Hospice. The staff works as a united whole, everyone making a whole-hearted effort and rendering assistance to anyone who needs it.