Hillingdon Palliative Care Team provides specialist care in community settings for patients with life-limiting illness.
Patients referred to the service may have a malignant or non-malignant disease and disease diagnosis and are:
- Not suitable for active, curative treatment
- Likely to be in the last months of life
- Complex needs requiring specialist management
The team is made up of clinical nurse specialists who care for patients with complex needs in the palliative phase of their life (both cancer- and non-cancer-related). Working in partnership with the Hillingdon District Nursing Team (who deliver day-to-day palliative care in the community) and other agencies, the team aims to:
- Enable patients to remain in their own homes with support.
- Prevent avoidable admissions to hospital.
- Respond to patients’ choice of preferred place for palliative care
In addition, a palliative care consultant can provide the following support for general practitioners (GPs):
- Prognostication and symptom control advice
- Home (domiciliary) visits
- Access to end-of-life care beds currently located at Hayes Cottage Nursing Home
The service is for Hillingdon residents or those with a Hillingdon GP
The service is available from 08:00-16:30, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).
The service provides home (domiciliary) visits to patients and advice to primary healthcare teams.
- Practical care tips for family care givers caring for loved one at end of life
- CNWL supporting care in last days of life information leaflet
- Anticipatory medicines information leaflet
- Information for people experiencing grief following bereavement
- What to do after someone dies guidance
- Co-ordinate My Care (CMC) - information for patients and carers