The Galilee Palliative Care Unit, under the auspices of the Holy Metropolis of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki, aims to provide palliative care services to cancer patients and other patients with life-threatening illnesses. Galilee is staffed by a specialized team of health professionals which includes doctors, nurses, a psychologist, social workers, a physical therapist, an occupational therapist, a priest and nearly 100 trained volunteers. Since 2010, Galilee has been providing home care services; the specially trained healthcare personnel, in cooperation with a group of volunteers, visit patients’ homes where they provide medical services and palliative therapy. Since 2011, Galilee has been operating the Day Care Center, with outpatient consulting rooms and hydrotherapy facilities, providing palliative care services to patients who are able to walk as well as to their families. The Hospice was inaugurated in December 2017 and is the only one of its kind in Greece. It was constructed in order to offer palliative care to patients who can no longer remain at home. More than 23 Charitable Foundations and companies and more than 3,500 private donors contributed to the Hospice’s funding. Up until now, Galilee Palliative Care Unit has offered palliative care services to more than 700 persons.
Galilee Palliative Care Unit is providing, through a grant of the TIMA Charitable Founda-tion, electromechanical equipment needed for its Hospice to receive an operating license.