Palliative care

Our services

We offer specialist advice and support both on symptom control and the total care of patients with any life-limiting illness. The care we provide is patient centred, whilst understanding and caring for the needs of family/ carers and other healthcare professionals.

We are an advisory service, which works in conjunction with the referring team but does not take over the patient's care completely. We see patients from any directorate and offer both in-patient and out-patient care.

We work in conjunction with the patient's medical team and can be involved at any stage in the patient's illness from the time of diagnosis onwards. Our involvement is targeted at patient and family centred care, concentrating on working with the patient to achieve the very best quality of life and to support them and their family.

Care we provide

  • Symptom control
  • Psychological support for patients and families/carers
  • End of life care
  • Future care planning
  • Advice and support for healthcare professionals caring for patients with a life-limiting illness

Our team

  • Dr Sara Booth - Macmillan Consultant in Palliative Medicine and Lead Clinician
  • Dr Rosemary Wade - Macmillan Consultant in Palliative Medicine
  • Dr Anna Spathis - Macmillan Consultant in Palliative Medicine
  • Dr Sarah Galbraith - Macmillan Consultant in Palliative Medicine
  • Dr Nadine Hobro - Macmillan Evelyn Trust Consultant Clinical and Health Psychologist
  • Dr Jane Leithead - Speciality Registrar
  • Richella Ryan - Academic Clinical Fellow
  • Tina O'Hara - Nursing Team Leader
  • Katherine Goller - Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Sue Sharpe - Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Lea Kirton - Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Emma Bruce - Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Sophie Wilcock - PA / Admin Manager
  • Ann Cooke - PA to Palliative Care Team
  • Phyllis Smith - PA to Clinical Psychologist
  • Rosie Hughes - PA to Dr Rosemary Wade
  • Maureen Frostick - PA to Dr Sara Booth

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