End of Life Care

End of Life Care

Our psychologists within the End of Life Care team are there to help and support patients who are receiving end of life care. They are positioned to address the mental and emotional needs of patients who have life-limiting conditions or are reaching the end of their lives. Dealing with such conditions can be emotionally and mentally taxing, and patients may experience symptoms of depression, anxiety and trauma.

Click on the names below to meet our colleagues in the End of Life Care team:
Meet the team at Blackpool Victoria Hospital
Dr Andy Sanderson-Thomas

    Role: Principal Clinical Psychologist

    About: Dr Andy Sanderson-Thomas is a Principal Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years’ experience working in physical health settings, including Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis and Palliative Care Services. Andy trained at the University of Manchester qualifying in 2007, following his undergraduate Psychology degree from the University of Glasgow (1998-2002) and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Systemic Practice from the University of Leeds in 2012.

    Andy worked at Royal Preston Hospital from 2007-2009 providing psychological services into Cancer, Stroke, Plastic Surgery and Burns services before taking his present role at Trinity Hospice, employed by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals in 2009. Since that time Andy has also worked into Cancer and Cystic Fibrosis Services for the Trust. Andy now takes a lead for End of Life Psychology Services, full time, working with patients with a range of life limiting illnesses and supporting staff in the hospice and palliative care setting.