Our role as a Community Specialist Palliative Care team is to provide specialist care and support in your own home. This includes supporting you to get your symptoms and any pain you may be feeling as a result of your illness under control, as well as providing practical and emotional support and advice to you and those close to you. We can also refer you to our in-house services such as our therapies, social and welfare support or bereavement support teams who can also visit you at home.
We work as a multidisciplinary team including specialist palliative care doctors and nurses, therapists, social workers, and bereavement counsellors. We will also work closely with other professionals involved in your care such as your GP, district nurse and hospital doctor.
Once referred we will organise a time to visit you at home, including if you are a resident in a care home, to assess your needs. We will work with others involved in your care to ensure the best plan of care is put in place. Once accepted you will be allocated a dedicated Clinical Nurse Specialist who will make regular contact with you through telephone calls and home visits depending on need.