If you’ve been referred to Trinity, it generally means it is no longer expected that your illness can be cured.  This does not necessarily mean that death is imminent.  Trinity’s professionals are experts in the management of pain and other symptoms.  People often feel frightened when they hear they or their loved one has been referred to hospice/palliative care, but afterwards may wish it had happened sooner as being referred to Trinity often leads to better management of symptoms and improved quality of life.  It also allows for emotional and psychological support for your family and friends.