The aim of Palliative Care is to improve the quality of life for patients and their loved ones. The hospital Palliative Care Service provides specialist symptom management, psychological and social support for patients referred to the team who have a life limiting illness or progressive illness.
The team consists of two Palliative Medicine Consultants, a Pharmacist, three Trinity Clinical Nurse Specialists and two Associate Nurse Specialists. We work alongside other teams within the hospital to enhance the care that is provided to patients and their families or carers. We currently work from 8 am to 5pm, Monday to Friday and some bank holidays.
As part of an Integrated Palliative Care Service, we can access other services to support patients when they are discharged from hospital, depending on their wishes and their needs. This may include referral to Trinity Hospice for those who would benefit from assessment in the specialist unit or referral to the Trinity Community Nurse Specialists who support patients who wish to remain at home or in their care home. Other services include the Trinity Hospice at Home service which aims to provide care and support for patients within their own home, the Trinity Day Therapy Unit and counselling and bereavement support from the Linden Centre.
Hospital Palliative Care team answer phone: 01253 953670
Trinity CNS team secretaries: (Mon-Fri 0830 – 1230 and 1330 -1700)
Trinity Hospice main Switchboard: 01253 358881
Linden Centre: 01253 595552