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Specialist Palliative Care/End of Life Care Service

Specialist Palliative Care/End of Life Care Service

Referral Process

Referrals are accepted from the hospital team managing the patient and should be requested by using the ICE system,

Patient Information Leaflets

The service provides specialist palliative care advice and support on the basis of need, regardless of the patient’s diagnosis.This is facilitated through symptom control, psychological, social and spiritual support, referring on to other professionals or services where appropriate. This is available either by face to face contact or by telephone advice.

Clinics

Service is available Monday-Friday 08.00-16.00 based within the Macmillan Unit.

Out of hours advice is available including weekends from the palliative care advice line based at Keech Hospice; this includes telephone advice and face to face assessment.

Procedures Provided

  • Holistic assessment
  • Symptom management
  • Psychological assessment and support
  • End of life care support and advice
  • Advice and support to medical teams
  • Education and training

Clinicians - Consultants/Specialist Nurses

Useful numbers/contacts - All staff can be contacted via switchboard

Bleep numbers:
492/269

Direct line number:
01582 497522

Outpatients booking department: 
01582 561385

Switchboard:
01582 491166