Palliative Care

Palliative Care


Improving the quality of life of terminally ill patients and their families

Palliative Care is a medical sub-specialty offered by experts who provide medical care to the terminally ill patients. Palliative care is Total Care, which comprises of Physical, Emotional, Psychological and Spiritual Care.

The Department of Palliative Care at Bhaktivedanta Hospital & Research Institute was incepted in 2007 and since then it has been providing services to more than 2000 families in Mira Road, Bhayandar, suburbs of North Mumbai, Thane, Vasai-Virar, etc.

Our palliative staff is dedicated to provide holistic healthcare to support to critically ill patients and their families physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. We offer inpatient and outpatient services to needy patients and families. Our team consists of Palliative Care physicians, counsellors, nurses, social workers and spiritual team to help the patients and their families to deal with the illness in a better way.

For bedridden patients we have provisions for visiting and providing them palliative care at their homes. Such patients can register for our Home Care Program at affordable range. The team of Palliative Care serves as per the needs of the patients and not on the patient’s prognosis. Every year we train selected group of college students to help patients in their final journey through Diversion Therapy. They also fulfill their last wishes like celebrating festivals, birthdays, and anniversaries.

We also have a dedicated centre for Palliative Care at our associate centre Swami Shraddhanand Hospital in Vasai.


The wide range of Palliative Care Services offered includes:

  • Palliative Care for in-patients
  • Palliative Care Consultation for out-patients
  • Day Care
  • Respite Care
  • Nurse's Diet and Hygiene Counselling
  • Psychological Counselling
  • Home Care and Symptom Management
  • Training of family members
  • Spiritual and Grief Counselling
  • Medical Counselling
  • End of Life Care at the time of death (Death Care)
  • Emergency Consultation on phone

Our Experts

Dr. Umesh Gujjar
Sr.Medical Officer -Dept of Palliative Care Services
Dr. Umesh Gujjar
Sr.Medical Officer -Dept of Palliative Care Services
Qualification : BSc, BHMS, CCPPC, MS (Counselling & Psychotherapy), PGDMLS, Training From Tata Memorial Hospital (Palliative Care, End Of Life Care & Spiritual Care)
Years of Experience : 8 years+