Description of service
The Macmillan Palliative Care Team is a community based team of Clinical Nurse Specialists with the knowledge and skills to provide specialist palliative advice and support to patients with life limiting illnesses.
This is a Specialist Advice Service encompassing complex pain and symptom control, psychological support and emotional support, there is also the facility to sign post to other services.
The Clinical Nurse Specialists work very closely with patients and their families, carers and other providers of care (also known as Multi-disciplinary Team) including:
- Integrated Community Nursing Teams
- General Practitioners
- Acute Oncology
- Outpatient and Day Care Departments
- Family Support
- Other Clinical Nurse Specialists
- Social Services/Voluntary Service
- Physiotherapists/Occupational Therapists
There are close links with the Consultant led Outpatient Clinic and Halton Haven Hospice.
Who can access the service?
Adults who are over 18 years of age and are registered with a GP in Runcorn / Widnes.
How can people access the service?
Using our referral form below referrals can be made by any health or social care professionals working with people with life limiting illnesses. Self referrals can also be made by patients, their families and carers by telephoning the office.
Where is the service offered?
The service is offered in the patient’s own home.
Palliative Care Team
Halton Haven Hospice
Telephone: 01928 714927
Textphone: 18001 01928 714927
From 9am to 5pm, Monday to Sunday.
The 24 hour Specialist Palliative Care Advice Line is available to all Health Care Professionals working with people with life limiting illnesses. The Palliative Care Team facilitate this line from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Sunday.