The Brent Community Specialist Palliative Care Team consists of a team of specialist nurses, consultant and administrator who specialise in palliative care. We aim to help you to remain at home if this is your wish.
We can help with:
- Management of physical symptoms such as pain, fatigue, nausea etc.
- Emotional and psychological support for patients and their families.
- Help with arranging practical support in the home such as equipment and hospital beds.
- Information about additional help that may be available such as care at home, housing and financial matters.
- Help and advice in planning future care as your illness progresses.
- Support during the last stages of illness.
- Bereavement care and support.
We will work to meet and anticipate your needs, and preferences and to support you in any areas that you and your carers may find difficult to manage.
Admissions can be arranged to the St Luke’s inpatient unit if necessary for symptom control, respite and care in the last days of life. You will be able to discuss this with your nurse specialist.
- Patients may be referred to The Well-being services for further support.
Whilst your GP will still have overall responsibility for your care at home, in order to meet your needs and wishes the specialist nurse will work closely with all other health care professionals who are caring for you.
You must be 18 years or over and live in North Brent to be eligible for support from our Community Specialist Palliative Care Team. With your consent, referrals can be made by any healthcare professional involved in your care.
The Brent Community Palliative Care team is available 7 days a week from 8.30am – 4.30pm. You can call 020 8382 8013 and will speak directly to a specialist nurse