The Palliative Care Team provides care for patients across the Trust on all wards.
The Hospital Palliative Care Team comprises of:
Consultant in Palliative Medicine
Specialist Registrar in Palliative Medicine
Macmillan Team Leader
A team of Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialists
A counsellor for people affected by cancer
The Team works alongside Ward staff providing specialist advice about palliative care. Palliative Care focuses on:
Quality of life issues
Pain and symptom control
Emotional support for patients and their families
Other ways we can help include:
Bereavement support and
Teaching and education for other professionals
We also liaise closely with GP's, Community Macmillan Nurses, District Nurses, Hospice-at-Home, Hospices and Social Services.
The Macmillan team based at Basildon University Hospital: 01268 524900 / 0845 155 3111 ext 3088.
South West Essex:
St Luke's Hospice In-patient unit:: 01268 524973
Community team: 01268 448521
South East Essex:
Fairhavens Hospice In-patient unit: 01702 344879
Community palliative care nurse team: 01702 608250