Welcome to the NNUH Specialist Palliative Care Team
The team consists of specialist Doctors and Nurses who provide a 9 – 5, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays), face to face visiting service. Outside of these hours (5 – 9 and weekends and bank holidays) the service is supported by a telephone advice line for health care professionals and patients and families are advised to contact their GP or district nurse
The palliative care team works closely with the ward teams and the patient’s consultant to support care and treatment. Support can also be as telephone advice
The Specialist Palliative Care Team provide assessments for palliative in-patients for complex symptom control and psychological issues. The person assessing the patient will act as the patient’s key worker for specialist palliative care for the duration of their hospital admission, unless the patient wishes for no further contact or by mutual agreement the patient is discharged from the caseload. .
The consultants provide medical outpatient clinic appointments for palliative patients who are well enough to travel and who require a one off assessment in an outpatient clinic or on-going specialist support over a longer period of time. Referral for the outpatient service can be made via ICE or by letter to the consultant.
The team also offers an outpatient breathlessness service. Referrals can be made on ICE for this service.
Contact the Team
Medical: 01603 286286 ext 2162
Nursing: 01603 287227
|Dr Nicola Holtom||Consultant||Works Tuesday – Friday; Clinics Tuesday and Friday am|
|Dr Phil Wilkins||Consultant||Works Monday, Wednesday and Thursday pm; Clinic Monday am|
|Dr Sanda Hlaing||Staff Grade||Works Monday – Friday|
|Julie Noble||Nurse||Works Monday – Friday 9 – 5|
|Anna Farrar||Nurse||Works Monday – Wednesday and Friday 9 – 5|
|Emma Harris||Nurse||Works Monday – Friday 9 – 5|
|Vicky Holman||Nurse||Works Monday – Tuesday 9 – 5|
|Liz Rushbrook||Nurse||Works Thursday – Friday 9 – 5|
|Sarah Plumridge||SPC Nurse||Works Wednesday – Friday 9 – 5|
|GP Trainee||Works Monday, alternative Wednesday and Thursday|
|Fiona Williams||Secretary to Drs||Works Monday – Friday|
|Bev Myhill||Secretary to
|Works Tuesday – Friday|
|Karen Lester||Secretary to