Description of service
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Nutrition and Dietetics
We are health professionals who have undertaken specialised training to provide care for patients who are living with cancer and / or other life limiting diseases.
We work with people who are experiencing difficulties in their everyday life as a result of their illness or its treatment. This can be at any point in time before, during or after treatment.
Who can access the service?
Referrals are accepted for patients who are:
- registered with a Wigan Clinical Commissioning Group General Practitioner
- resident within the Wigan Borough and not registered with a GP
- have a complex cancer and/or specialist palliative care rehabilitation need
- are experiencing difficulties as a consequence of the complexity of their cancer diagnosis
have specialist palliative care needs in the end stages of life limiting illness.
Informed consent for the referral must be gained.
How can people access the service?
Referrals are accepted for patients aged 18 and above from all health and social care professionals within Bridgewater Community NHS Trust and neighbouring NHS Trusts if the criteria outlined above are met.
Referrals may be made using the Contact Assessment Form which should be faxed (secure fax) directly to the team on 01942 524208 or posted to the address below (see contact details)
Self referral for assessment by the Macmillan Allied Health Professionals Team may be made by writing to the team at the address below (see contact details).
Please be aware that the team will need to contact your General Practitioner and / or other medical professionals involved in your care before you can be considered for assessment.
Please note: Referrals for patients who do not meet the criteria of having complex cancer and/or specialist palliative care needs will be returned to the referring agent for referral onward to the general community teams or other specialist teams as appropriate.
Where is the service offered?
Appointments may be offered in one or more of the following places according to need:
- Patient’s own home
- Wigan and Leigh Hospice either in the Outpatient Clinic, Day Hospice or Inpatient Unit
- An NHS Community Clinic
- other locations as required
Macmillan Allied Health Professionals Team
Wigan and Leigh Hospice
Telephone: 01942 525566
Fax: 01942 524208