The team works with a patients Consultant led team. Following a referral from your consultant, a member of the palliative care team will meet with you, review your medical condition, any symptoms you may have, how you are coping and deal with questions and concerns.
Their aim is to improve your quality of life and wellbeing by:
- Giving advice and helping you deal with symptoms you may have for example; feeling sick, being short of breath and pain
- Supporting you and your family in dealing with your illness
- Helping you to plan your discharge from hospital and talking with your GP and public health nurse
- Providing a link to other specialist Palliative Care Services when discharged from hospital