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Palliative Care

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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
  • Team Secretary

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:

  • Social/financial advice
  • 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

Contact Us

  • Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Nethermayne, Basildon
    Essex  SS16 5NL
  • Switchboard 01268 524900

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