Palliative Care Team


Location

Vera Brown House
Kingston Hospital

Parking and directions: https://kingstonhospital.nhs.uk/patients-visitors/outpatients/find-us/

About Us

Our team works to improve the quality of life of you and those close to you when you have a very serious or life-threatening illness.

The team includes:

  • Medical consultants
  • Nurse consultant
  • Clinical nurse specialists
  • Care of the dying nurse
  • Social worker
  • Advanced care planning facilitator and coordinator
  • Administrator

We work closely with all clinical teams, the hospital’s chaplaincy team, cancer counsellors and the acute oncology service.

We can also coordinate referral to local community teams and hospices for ongoing care and support.

When our team is involved in a patient’s care, they will provide you with a contact number which can be used between 09.00 and 17.00 every day.

National Audit Care at the End of Life (NACEL)

Compared to the national average, patients at the end of life admitted to Kingston Hospital and those important to them are receiving a higher standard of care. This includes the quality of communication held with the patient, their families and carers, as well as the implementation of individual plans of care, which consider the needs of those important to them.

Further information

www.macmillan.org.uk

www.mariecurie.org.uk

www.nhs.uk/CarersDirect/guidedying matters.org

www.coordinatemycare.co.uk 

Advance Care planning Leaflet

The Team

Lead Nurse

Thora Thorhallsdottir

Lead Consultant

Dr Laura Nightingale

Contact Us

Patient contact information: Tel: 020 8934 2780 (direct line) / 020 8546 7711.


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