The Galilee Palliative Care Unit, under the auspices of the Holy Diocese of Mesogaias and Lavreotiki offers palliative care services to people with cancer, with the help of a specialized team of health professionals - doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, physiotherapists and with the valuable support of priests.
The "Galilee" project began in March 2010 with the "Home Care” service. Skilled health experts, in collaboration with a group of volunteers which are the pillar of every social program, visit 50 to 60 patients on a weekly basis offering them medical and nursing services. At the same time, the program includes the support of carers, the person or persons who care for the patient.
In November 2011, Galilee opened the doors of the Center for Day Care and Occupational Therapy, where within the framework of the care offered are also included various creative activities for the patients. At the same time, there is also the opportunity for medical monitoring of the patients, while special relief treatments are offered at the physical therapy center.
In January 2018 began the operation of the Galilee Guesthouse Unit, where patients who qualify and are deemed to have priority and require hospitalization for tackling their problems, are hospitalized completely free to tackle difficult problems of administration and to relieve their family.
The message of the Bishop of Mesogaias and Lavreotiki mentions among others that "Our efforts are guided by the person who is suffering. Our aim is to relieve the pain, to embrace the difficulties, to share the burden with the patient and his family and to be of support in every way possible." This becomes a daily practice in a model-unit that respects people in this major test of their lives.