Palliative Care

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.

Staff

Consultants and Doctors

Dr Caroline Barry

Dr Fergus Maher

Dr May Wung

Dr Louisa Grant

Dr Sanda Hlaing

Dr Amy Caroll

Nursing Team

Julie Noble

Anna Farrar

Lynsey Hannant

Lorna Shergold

Matt Ludford

Ruth Donley Bond

Sophie Herring

Vicky Holman

Liz Rushbrook

Sarah Plumridge

Palliative Care Social Worker

Grainne Murray

AP for Palliative Discharges

Sue Quinton

 

Medical Secretaries

Hazel Burton

Lisa Arnup

Karen Lester

Team Administrators

Bev Myhill

Annie Cunningham

Contact Details:

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