Palliative care is the active holistic care of patients with advanced progressive illness. Management of pain and other symptoms and provision of psychological, social and spiritual support is paramount. The goal of palliative care is achievement of the best quality of life for patients and their families. Many aspects of palliative care are also applicable earlier in the course of the illness in conjunction with other treatments.
Palliative care aims to:
Referrals can be made at any time from diagnosis to death where patients have complex needs including:
The specialist palliative care team consists of:
|Dr Julia Thompson||Consultant and Clinical Lead|
|Dr Hattie Roebuck||Consultant|
|Lauren Smith||Clinical Nurse Specialist and Team Leader|
|Anne Martin||Clinical Nurse Specialist|
|Julie Reynolds||Clinical Nurse Specialist|
|Lea Fitzsimmons||Clinical Nurse Specialist|
|Katie Worby||Clinical Nurse Specialist/End of Life Care Facilitator|
|Renata Strzyz||Clinical Nurse Specialist|
|Rosalind Gormer||Clinical Nurse Specialist|
|Rachel Thurston||Clinical Nurse Specialist/End of Life Care Facilitator|
|Kim Parry||MDT Coordinator|
|Teresa Steadman||Palliative and End Of Life Administrator|
|Beth Keeble||Palliative and EOL Clinical Skills Nurse|
We run a seven day clinical service from 9am-5pm and can be contacted on 01206 746272 and our fax number is 01206 746009.
For out of hours advice please contact the Hospital switchboard (01206 747474) and ask for the Consultant in Palliative Medicine on call.
All the Palliative and End of Life services in North East Essex work closely together and include GP's, ACE (which provide Community nursing and Clacton/Harwich Hospitals), St Helena Hospice including SinglePoint, and Colchester Hospital. Across the area there is access to the End of Life register called 'My Care Choices', and this should help deliver the best care and support patients' choice in every care setting.
All referrals to Hospital Specialist Palliative Care Team to be made via Order Comms
Individual Care record for the last days of life (ICR LDL):
SPICT and Advance Care planning:
Care after death:
Hospice transfer form: