The team works alongside your own team of doctors and nurses, to help with pain and other symptoms which may be a problem for you. They also work within a wider multidisciplinary team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers and chaplains to provide a comprehensive palliative care service.
They offer support to you and your family and friends, and act as a link between hospital and home.
Any member of your medical or nursing team can refer you to the palliative care team. Referrals are generally made for advice and/or assessment in the following areas:
- Control of pain
- Control of other symptoms
- Emotional / psychological support
- Emotional / psychological support for relatives
- Arranging ongoing community support
- End-of-life care.
Coordinate My Care
Coordinate My Care is a clinical service that coordinates care, giving patients choice and improved quality of life.