Support at home by our community team
We see people at different stages of their illness, ranging from those who have recently been diagnosed, to those nearing the end of their life. Many people with a life-limiting illness do not need our involvement, as GPs and district nurses are able to provide the care and support that is needed.
People can be referred to our service when their needs are more difficult to manage; referral can be made by their GP, district nurse, consultant, or another health care professional. Depending on individual need, we either see people in an outpatient clinic or visit people in their home.
What we can do to help
Our involvement in someone’s care is based on an initial assessment, and is reviewed regularly. Our team:
- Work alongside GPs, to give advice on managing any difficult symptoms
- Offer support and advice for people nearing end of life, their family and carers
- Make referrals to other services as needed
- Provide information about bereavement support for family members and friends.
0800 276 1484 or 01865 857036
9am – 5pm Mon – Fri
9am – 4.30pm Sat, Sun & Bank holidays
Out of Hours: call 111
(111 can access a specialist palliative care senior doctor if needed)
e-mail: [email protected]