Palliative care nurse specialists

Our team of seven nurse specialists are experts in palliative care with over 180 years’ experience between them.

With our nurses specialising in palliative care for many years, you can expect the very best expertise, knowledge, care and support.

Previously, our team worked in the community and as district nurses, oncology nurses, sisters and for leading hospices so they bring a wealth of experience.

Our palliative care nursing specialists are there for you – they can visit you at home, in the community, or they are here at the end of the phone.

With our Patient Pathway Team, our palliative care nurses take referrals and also man our seven-day palliative care Advice Line for health professionals and families.

To make things easier for you and your family, the team coordinate with our care staff and other palliative and healthcare services to help continuity of care.

They can help with advance care planning and ReSPECT forms as well as symptom management and psychological support. Most of our team are prescribers, meaning they can help provide a prescription in your home, helping you get medication and pain relief for your symptoms quickly.

Palliative Nurse Pat sat at her desk and smiling to camera.
Palliative Care Nurse Pat.

A note from Rachel, Team Leader

“It is a real privilege to work with our community and the families we care for.

“I came into palliative nursing because my mum had an excellent palliative nurse and I saw the difference they made. I haven’t looked back.

“We provide comforting care as well as providing symptom management like prescribing palliative medicines. Our team is innovative and always finds ways to provide the care that is needed. We are here for you.

“From September, the community and health care professionals can access our palliative care nursing specialist team seven days a week through our advice phone line.”

Palliative Care Nurses, Neil and Rachel, smile together at their desks.
Palliative care nurses Neil and Rachel.

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