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Palliative care

Palliative care is an approach that strives to improve the quality of life of patients and their families facing problems associated with life-limiting illness, through the prevention, assessment and treatment of pain and other physical, psychosocial and spiritual problems.

Services provided

  • Advice on symptoms, for example, pain, nausea, vomiting and breathlessness
  • Emotional support for patients and an opportunity to discuss concerns or questions about illness and treatment
  • Support for family and carers
  • Information and advice on all aspects of care and treatment
  • Liaison with other teams involved
  • Advice on services available within the hospital and on discharge
  • Financial advice about some benefits or grants, or referral to the appropriate person.


Contact the team

Dr Mary McGregor, consultant in palliative medicine

Dr Sarah Mollart, consultant in palliative medicine

Dr Emma Tregenna, consultant in palliative medicine

Dr Ildiko Rakk, senior hospice physician

Sam Hobson, team lead/ cancer nurse specialist

Michelle Buono, cancer nurse specialist/education

Liz Eagles, cancer nurse specialist

Marie Rees, cancer nurse specialist

Katherine Goller, cancer nurse specialist

Ana Wallis, cancer nurse specialist

Kelda Smith, junior cancer nurse specialist

Caroline Daly, PA to palliative care team

Telephone: 01284 713776

Patient information