Out of Hours Palliative Care Team

The Out of Hours Specialist Palliative Care Team consists of qualified nurses who work closely with all of the services at St Benedict’s Hospice providing care in your own home.

The team are available from 5pm until 8.30am every night and all day Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays. They provide support, nursing care and symptom management to patients with palliative and end of life care needs. For advice and support they can be contacted on 07798 925128 or a home visit can be arranged in advance by the district nurse. The team aim to respond to any unplanned need or crisis within the hour.

The team liaise with the District Nurse, GP, Specialist Nurse or any other health professional involved in the patient’s care to ensure the best and safest care possible is received.

  • " They made us feel we were the only people that mattered. There was no pressure of time and they never left without reassuring me that all I had to do was phone and they would come. "

  • " Exemplary – no matter when they turn up and what they face when they get here – they have an excellence of care. "

  • " Staff were professional and supportive and relieved stress and tension of situation by giving confidence that patient was as pain free as possible at home. "

  • " The continuity of care given to my mum and the familiar faces reassures her and us. "