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
|Service Director for Palliative Medicine|
|Dr Fergus Maher|
|Dr May Wung||Dr Sanda Hlaing|
|Dr Helen Fryer||Dr Steph Holness|
|Dr Lou Grant|
|Dr Robert Brodrick|
|Dr Caroline Barry|
|Rotational Position||Rotational Position|
|Palliative Care Nursing Lead|
|Specialist Palliative Care Nurses||Dementia Specialist Palliative Care Nurse|
|Anna Farrar||Lynsey Hannant|
|Specialist Palliative Care Nurse and Educator|
|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|
|Jen Johnson– Administration Manager|
|Hollie Stow, Hazel Burton, 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:
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.