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Specialist Palliative Care Team

Information for Patients and their Families

Leighton Hospital
Middlewich Road

Tel: 01270 612266

Supportive and palliative care is about providing support at all stages of a person’s experience with cancer.  Supportive care means helping patients and their families cope with cancer and its treatment.  Palliative care is intended to reduce and relieve symptoms when it is not possible to cure the cancer.

Palliative care is not just for patients with cancer, it is also available for patients with other life threatening diseases for whom treatment is no longer possible.

The specialist palliative care team at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust consists of two Macmillan Nurses and a visiting Consultant in Palliative Care, all of whom are experienced and trained in specialist palliative care.  The team works closely with other clinical nurse specialists, ward nurses, doctors and other health care professionals, in order to ensure the appropriate care is received.

The goal of palliative care is to achieve the best possible quality of life for patients, and to help with concerns of the patients and their carers.

What can the specialist palliative care team help with?

We offer an advisory, supportive service for patients, families and staff.  We aim:

  • To provide advice and support to reduce and relieve symptoms that may be of the most concern to you.
  • To provide an opportunity for you to discuss physical, emotional and social needs.
  • To provide an opportunity for you to express your thoughts and feelings.
  • To offer advice and support to your family and carers if you would like it.
  • To work closely with members of the hospital team involved in your care.
  • To make contact with the community teams who could be involved in your care following discharge from hospital.
  • To link up with your local hospice services for inpatient, outpatient or day care treatment, if appropriate.

How to contact us

If you feel that you would benefit from the talking to one of the Hospital Macmillan Palliative Care Nurses, the ward or clinic staff would be happy to make contact on your behalf. Alternatively, please contact us on the number below:

01270 612266 (direct line)

The service is available:

Monday – Friday, 8am – 4.00pm

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