Palliative Care Hub

A free phone service available to patients, relatives, friends and all healthcare professionals. Providing specialist advice and support to those with life limiting illnesses

The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Dial 111 and select the 'Palliative and End of Life Care' option.

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How the Palliative Care Hub can help

This 24 hour service is for anyone that needs specialist palliative care advice or support. It is available to patients, family/friends, carers, GP’s and other heath care professionals (including care and nursing homes when the patient has been identified as palliative). 

We will be able to give advice and support where able, signpost to appropriate services, transfer you to another healthcare professional that can better help you or complete necessary referrals to other services. 

Our vision 

Calling this advice line will put you in direct contact with one of our dedicated Clinical Nurse Specialists, who will aim to support you and ensure you feel safe and confident in the care you are receiving.

When is the service available

The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

To contact us dial 111 and select the “Palliative and End of Life Care” option to speak to a clinical nurse specialist. 

Award winning!

In November 2021, we were delighted to win a prestigious HSJ Award for ‘Primary Care Innovation of the Year‘! Read more in our news article.


We followed the instructions on the phone for palliative care and we’re put through to Hannah a very informed and qualified colleague who understood my mother's medical condition and despatched a nurse to the hotel. It meant my mother did not need to call an ambulance, did not attend A&E and we were able to continue our over night stay in Cambridge.

July 2021


Dial 111 and select the “Palliative and End of Life Care” option.


What do I do if I can’t get through on the phone immediately?

If you can’t get through to us on your first attempt, please leave us a voice message with your name, number and reason for calling and we will aim to call you back within 60 minutes. If however, you do not hear from us within this time, please call us back via 111 option ‘Palliative and End of Life Care’.

No you don’t. Anyone that has been diagnosed with a life limiting illness can access our service.

Your medical records will be stored on the database your GP uses. This information will be secure and only accessible to health care professionals that are granted access and are directly involved in your care. 

The team will keep a series of auditing data on file within the Arthur Rank Hospice – this will be stored securely and destroyed when no longer required for auditing purposes. 

Some calls may be recorded for monitoring and training purposes. 

Visit our Care Services page and/or speak to your GP or healthcare provider. 

If you live in Peterborough specialist palliative cares services are provided by Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall 

Further information specifically for healthcare professionals is available in the Professionals section of our website

Unfortunately, there are sometimes technical issues with our NHS 111 24/7 Palliative Care Hub phoneline.

If you are not given the option for ‘Palliative and End of Life Care’ to get through to us, please press option 1.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Thanks to the dedication, commitment and generosity of the local community and the hard work of our senior leadership team to secure vital contracts with the NHSall our services are free of charge.      

Please visit our webpage (click here) to find out more about how we are funded. 

Face to Face appointments – we can offer free face-to-face Will writing and legal advice appointments with local solicitors who have kindly offered a certain amount of appointments each month.

To book one of these appointments just contact Rachael, Future Gifts Manager on 01223 675881 or email