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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