Palliative Care

We offer specialist advice and support both on symptom control and the total care of patients with any life-limiting illness. We provide patient centred care and care for the family and carers. We also support healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients, families and carers who are receiving Palliative Care.

We are an advisory service, which works in partnership with the referring team. We see patients from any department and offer both in-patient and out-patient care, included a dedicated breathlessness clinic.

We work in partnership with the patient’s medical team and can be involved at any stage in the patient’s illness from the time of diagnosis onwards. Our involvement is targeted at patient and family centred care, concentrating on working with the patient to achieve the very best quality of life and to support them and their family.

Our team of Doctors and Nurses provide face to face assessments, 7 days a week including Bank Holidays.

Care we provide

  • Symptom control
  • Psychological support for patients and families/carers
  • End of life care
  • Future care planning, e.g. via the ReSPECT process
  • Advice and support for healthcare professionals caring for patients with a life-limiting illness
  • Education and Training to other healthcare professionals

Medical Team

Service Director for Palliative Medicine
Dr Fergus Maher
Consultants Staff Grade
Dr May Wung Dr Sanda Hlaing
Dr Helen Fryer Dr Steph Holness
Dr Lou Grant
Dr Robert Brodrick
Dr Caroline Barry
Registrar GP Trainee
Rotational Position Rotational Position

Nursing Team

Palliative Care Nursing Lead
Julie Noble
Specialist Palliative Care Nurses Dementia Specialist Palliative Care Nurse
Anna Farrar Lynsey Hannant
Sarah Plumridge
Vicky Holman
Mel Taylor
Veronica Malani
Ruth Donley-Bond
Matt Ludford
Sophie Herring
Clemency Collins
Specialist Palliative Care Nurse and Educator
Daniela Ayre
If you wish to contact the Doctors, please call 01603 286286  ext 2162
If you wish to contact the Nurses, please call 01603 287227  
Palliative Discharge Assistant Practitioner Palliative Care Social Worker
Sue Quinton Grainne Murray
Operations Manager
Katrina Strak
Administrative Team
Hollie Stow, Karen Lester –  Medical Secretaries
Bev Myhill and Annie Cunningham – Senior Administrators

Patient Support Services

For national information about Palliative and End of Life care, please see:

Carers leaflet

We have created an information leaflet for carers and relatives of patients under palliative care, which provides information intended to offer practical help and advice. We can also offer you emotional support – please ask your named nurse or doctor to sign post you.