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Specialist Palliative Care Team

This service delivers specialist palliative care to people over the age of 16 years. Care delivery focusses on those with life-limiting diseases and complex symptom management needs.

  • This is a specialist service aimed at addressing complex palliative care needs.
  • Intervention may be delivered either during the disease trajectory or as the person approaches end of life.
  • Typical interventions would include advice and support regarding medicines to address complex symptoms and complex psychological support.
  • This service supports people until the complex need is being suitably managed, then would step back to allow core services to continue on-going care deliver.

Who to contact

Telephone
01642 383895
Website
www.nth.nhs.uk/

Where to go

Address
Farndale House, University Hospital of North Tees
Hardwick Road
Hardwick
Stockton-on-Tees
Postcode
TS19 8PE

Local Offer

Description
  • Referrals can be made direct by patients / families / carers as well as by an involved health care professional.
  • There is a designated fax and telephone number for this process, while hospital wards are able to use an electronic Trust IT system.
  • Decisions made regarding referrals are based on comprehensive referral criteria, with team decisions being the usual practice.
  • It is not usual for there to be any waiting list.
Contact Telephone
01642 383895
Local Offer Age Bands
Transition to Adulthood
SEN Provision Type
Specialist

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