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The Importance of Spiritual Care
Ganga Prem Hospice is a spiritually orientated, non-profit hospice for terminally ill cancer patients. The hospice care programme also includes spiritual care for patients and their families.

Spiritual care means providing a loving and supportive atmosphere in which patients and their carers can feel free to explore their deepest feelings about their own being and their connection with a Higher Power.

As the physical body deteriorates and death draws nearer an inevitable question arises in the mind of the patient. Where will I go now? What will happen to me now? As death approaches, the mind of the dying person reaches forward trying to see beyond the veil of death. The fact that the body is dying forces the mind to seek some other sanctuary. Some will take refuge in a Higher Power. Some will search for answers concerning the ancient questions as to whether or not there is life after death, whether or not the soul is eternal, whether or not there is a state of being beyond this body.


The Location of Ganga Prem Hospice
In order that we can provide a spiritual atmosphere as well as medical care we have chosen a setting for our hospice which is both beautiful and serene.

The State of Uttarakhanda, which is famous for its charming scenery, its peaceful, healthy atmosphere and its sacred traditions, is particularly suited to the provision of palliative care for the terminally ill.

The Haridwar and Rishikesh area, nestled at the foot of the Himalayan mountains and adorned by the holy Ganga river is one of the Mukti Kshetras of India (places which bestow liberation). As such it is the ideal location for a hospice.

The spiritual ambience of the area helps the patients and their families to accept the coming inevitability and to remain emotionally calm.


Lead us from unreality to Reality.
Lead us from darkness to Light.
Lead us from death to Immortality.


To read more about spiritual care please go to Spiritual support.

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