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Specialist Palliative Care Home Team


Working to support the patient and their future needs

 

The Specialist Palliative Care Home Team provide a 9am–5pm service, 7 days a week, ensuring integrated care within the patient’s home by working closely with the hospice services and multi-disciplinary team, GPs, District Nurses and wider community services.

Their role varies according to patients’ needs and wishes, and they see individuals who are living with a life limiting illness. This often involves symptom control through medicines management and also non-pharmaceutical methods. 


The Specialist Palliative Care Home Team talk to patients and their loved ones about support and services available and provide psychological support, face to face and over the phone. 

A large part of the team’s work is Future Care planning, facilitating discussions with patients about their wishes and preferences particularly around end of life care. The staff member then documents this so other services can be aware and the various teams can work together to fulfil them.