Palliative Care at NCT Heidelberg

The Department of Palliative Medicine at Heidelberg University Hospital (UKHD) offers patients and their relatives at NCT Heidelberg comprehensive advisory and outpatient advice and treatment - especially in the case of severe, advanced illnesses, complex physical and psychosocial stress or in critical situations.

Often additional expertise and resources are needed when it comes to

  • treatment of refractory symptoms (pain, shortness of breath, nausea, etc.),
  • oncological supportive therapy,
  • acute medical crisis planning
  • ethically relevant questions,
  • psychosocial support,
  • care planning (bridge care of the Department of Palliative Medicine), or
  • the home care situation itself (SAPV team SAPHiR).


Heidelberg University Hospital (UKHD)
Department of Palliative Medicine
Head: Prof. Dr. Bernd Alt-Epping
Im Neuenheimer Feld 305
69120 Heidelberg

T: +49 6221 56-35609
F: +49 6221 56-2703
Web: Department of Palliative Medicine

Head of Nursing NCT:
Markus Hoffmann

In this way, patients of the NCT can be cared for by the palliative medical outpatient clinic as a fixed consultation hour in the NCT Heidelberg as well as by short-term, low-threshold visits within the framework of the existing appointments in the day clinics at NCT Heidelberg. There is a close connection with the other counseling services at NCT (social services, psycho-oncology, nutritional, physical activity, ethics consultation, etc.).

In this way, comprehensive, multi-professional, early and cross-sector support can be provided even in particularly stressful situations.

Fixed consultation hours at the Department of Palliative Medicine and low-threshold, needs-oriented consultation as part of the specialist oncology case presentation

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Advice from palliative care professionals, participation in tumor boards, transfer to home care by the Intermediate Care Service or multi-professional treatment of inpatients in all departments of the UKHD as part of a palliative care treatment by a palliative service.

»More information about SUPPORT in the flyer (PDF file)

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Outpatient, i.e. at home or in inpatient care facilities and hospices, palliative medical and nursing co-treatment. The abbreviation SAPHiR means: “Specialized outpatient palliative care in Heidelberg and in the Rhein-Neckar district”.

Specialized outpatient palliative care in Heidelberg and in the Rhein-Neckar district


Comprehensive, multi-professional (palliative) medical treatment of complex stressed patients, including care for their relatives. The palliative care unit of the St. Vincentius Hospital is a cooperation project between the Heidelberg University Hospital and the Evangelical City Mission Heidelberg.

More information: https://www.vincentius-hd.info/medizinisches-spektrum/palliativmedizin/fachbereich-palliativmedizin

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