| Ganga Prem Hospice
Ganga Prem Hospice is a spiritually orientated, non-profit hospice for terminally ill cancer patients.
The Hospice provides medical, social, emotional and spiritual support for patients—and their loved ones—as they face life threatening cancer and all of the challenging circumstances that come with such a diagnosis. The patients are treated in a holistic manner that respects their dignity as individuals and which surrounds them with the best possible care environment.
Ganga Prem Hospice is unique in the sense that it provides two crucial aspects that are often otherwise neglected in a hospice setting: spiritual support and a holistic and complete medical treatment that meets the many needs of a dying patient. Eminent oncologists and palliative care specialists have joined with spiritual seekers and holistic therapists to alleviate the physical and emotional pain of cancer patients and their grieving families, and in this way Ganga Prem Hospice is a rare and valuable combination of both excellent medical care and skilled and loving spiritual support.
After many years of fundraising and through the selfless effort of many volunteers and supporters, the Hospice has been completed and now has admitted patients. The building was inaugurated in March, 2017, and is located at the foot of the Himalayas on the Ganga River bank at Gohri Maphj near Raiwala, between Rishikesh and the ancient holy city of Haridwar. Rishikesh is a world famous centre for yoga, meditation and spiritual practice, but over the past years it has also become a location for holistic healing, encompassing many traditional and alternative methods of treatment.
||In this beautiful and serene setting, the Hospice staff endeavour to create a safe and supportive environment in which patients and relatives can be assisted in coming to terms with unresolved issues in their lives as well the difficulties involved in impending death. The extensive support programme reaches out not only to the patient, but also to the relatives and friends who are suffering in their bereavement.
The Hospice offers terminally ill cancer patients first-class medical facilities with a choice of allopathic and non-allopathic treatments. The staff includes cancer specialists, palliative care specialists, visiting professionals from holistic care systems and a variety of other health care professionals such as physiotherapists, dieticians and specialists in complementary medicine techniques including massage, yoga and aromatherapy etc.
Currently the hospice has 15 beds while 10 more are planned in a future West Wing. The hospice has a temple, library, a meditation and prayer room as well as a T.V. and recreation room, kitchen and canteen, and staff and volunteer quarters. The Hospice has mortuary facilities.
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