Supportive & Palliative Care
Introduction to The Supportive & Palliative Care Team
The Supportive & Palliative Care Team consists of a group of doctors and clinical nurse specialists that have received training in supportive and palliative care, and is supported by other healthcare professionals (e.g. dieticians, physiotherapists), and other staff (e.g. chaplains).
The Supportive & Palliative Care Team provides a specialist service for patients receiving treatment for cancer and other serious illnesses. The main activities of the team are: pain control, symptom control, psychological support, cancer survivorship issues, advanced care planning, end-of-life care, education & training and research.
The main activities of the team are:
- Pain control – we treat most types of pain (including pain caused by treatment for the underlying disease)
- Symptom control – we treat most symptoms (including symptoms caused by treatment for the underlying disease)
- Psychological support
- Advance care planning
- Education & training
We treat cancer patients at all stages of the illness, and have a dedicated enhanced supportive care service (for patients receiving active anti-cancer treatment), and a dedicated cancer survivorship service (for patients with ongoing problems following successful anti-cancer treatment).