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Macmillan Specialist Palliative Care Team

What do we do?

The Specialist Palliative Care Team is made up of health professionals who provide support and advice to individuals affected by cancer or other advanced incurable illnesses, and their carers.

We work alongside other health and social care providers such as GPs, hospital ward teams, community nurses, social workers and other therapists. The goal of palliative care is to promote quality of life for people living with life limiting illnesses.

Our services

  • Advice on the management of pain and other symptoms

  • Psychological / emotional support for individuals and their carers

  • Information on types of cancer and its treatment

  • When help is needed to plan future care

  • To provide direction to other appropriate health and social care services

  • To provide information on financial help


The Central Cheshire team provides Specialist Palliative Care for those patients registered to one of the 36 practices that are in central Cheshire; including Holmes Chapel, Alsager, Scholar Green, Rode Heath, Sandbach, Middlewich, Holmes Chapel.

In the West some of the area served by the Tarporley and Audlem Practices that are beyond Vale Royal and Crewe and Nantwich are also served by the team.


Our team

The key members of the team are as follows:

  • Alison Rogers, Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist

  • Richard Ravenswater, Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist

  • Andrea Shotton, Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist

  • Rebecca Flynn, Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist

  • Gail Murphy, Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist

  • Nicola Edge, Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist

  • Polly Rogerson, Macmillan Team Secretary 


Where are we based?

The team is based at St Luke’s Hospice in Winsford, but visit patients in their own homes or other places of care such as nursing and residential homes.

How to refer?

Referrals may be made by healthcare and other allied professions by contacting the team secretary:


More information

Phone: 01606 544155 (answerphone service, messages checked regularly Monday – Friday and lastly at 4pm)

Fax: 01606 544163


Community Macmillan Nurses, 

St Luke’s Hospice,

Grosvenor House, Queensway, Winsford

Cheshire, CW7 1BH

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