The palliative care team consists of specialist doctors and nurses who provide a 9 – 5pm, 7 days a week face to face liaison service. Outside of these hours (5pm – 9am) the service is supported by a telephone advice line for health care professionals across Norfolk.
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 via a dedicated on call phone.
The Specialist Palliative Care Team provide assessments for 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.
The team also offers an outpatient breathlessness service. Referrals can be made on ICE for this service.
|Consultants and Doctors
Dr Sanda Hlaing
Dr Amy Caroll
Ruth Donley Bond
|Palliative Care Social Worker
|AP for Palliative Discharges
If you need to contact the Nursing team, please call 01603 287227
If you need to contact the Medical team, please call 01603 286286 ext 2162