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Palliative Care

Division: SS

Professor Dr Karen Forbes

0117 342 3507

Palliative Medicine

Dr Rachel McCoubrie

0117 342 3507

Palliative Medicine

Dr Colette Reid

0117 342 3507

Palliative Medicine

Dr Candida Cornish

0117 342 3507

Palliative Medicine

The specialist palliative care team includes medical consultants and clinical nurse specialists, with good links with the hospital discharge team, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and chaplaincy services. Their aim is to improve the quality of life for patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-limiting illnesses. In addition, the team provides specialist advice on the management of pain and other symptoms and psychosocial distress.

Any healthcare professional can refer to the team with agreement from the patient's consultant. Inpatients can be referred through ICE or by calling the team office (0117 342 2473) or, for urgent referrals, by bleeping the clinical nurse specialists or the specialist registrar through the Trust switchboard.

Referrals to the specialist palliative care outpatient clinic can be made by the patient's GP, consultant or clinical nurse specialist. Patients are usually seen in the clinic within one week. Write to the Consultants or call 0117 342 3507 to arrange.