We are extremely busy in our emergency department so please use our services wisely.  In emergency and life-threatening cases continue to come forward as normal or call 999. 

However, if you are unsure about where to go, please call NHS 111 before coming to our emergency department who can best advise you on your next step.

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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.

Download a copy of our end-of-life strategy to find out more about our plans for supporting end-of-life and palliative care.

Contact the team

Dr Mary McGregor, consultant in palliative medicine

Dr Sarah Mollart, consultant in palliative medicine 

Palliative care specialist nurse team

Telephone: 01284 713776

Patient information