We provide part of the Cumbrian Specialist Palliative Care Service. The Specialist Palliative Care Team offers advice on pain and symptom control, psychological and spiritual support and advice to families and carers.
The team consists of a number of different professionals including specialist nurses, doctors and allied health professionals. As well as directly supporting patients and carers, the team is a source of advice and support about palliative and end of life care for health and social care teams across all settings.
The team is available Monday to Friday, with on call arrangements for both the Hospice at Home services during the evening and weekends.
What people have said about this service:
You can stay in your own home with support. Great comfort to know you are not alone in caring for a loved one who is terminally ill. Allows you to spend time with them and let's face it, time is so precious!
Your local palliative care team:
Carlisle and Eden team
Eden Valley Hospice
Tel: 01228 602098
West Cumbria team
Workington Community Hospital
Tel: 01900 705200
South Lakes Team
Westmorland General Hospital
Tel: 01539 715326
2 Fairfield Lane
Tel: 01229 402567
In the evening, at night and over the weekend
Specialist palliative care advice for health professionals is available from:
Eden Valley Hospice
St John's Hospice
St Mary's Hospice
The Specialist Palliative Care team works in close cooperation with our partners in other parts of the NHS and voluntary sector. The range of integrated specialist palliative care services provided by these organisations include Specialist Nurses and Doctors, In Patient Care, Day Care, Bereavement Services, Support Groups, Home Nursing Care and Lymphoedema Service.
There is more information on these external websites:
- Eden Valley Hospice: www.evhospice.org.uk
- St Mary's Hospice: www.stmaryshospice.org.uk
- St John's Hospice: www.sjhospice.org.uk
- Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland: www.hospiceathome.co.uk
- Hospice at Home West Cumbria: www.hospiceathomewestcumbria.org.uk