Palliative and end of life care

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Our Hospital Palliative Care Team provides advice and support for patients with advanced life-limiting illnesses, as well as for their families and carers.

This is a service we offer seven days a week, with specialist nurses available to help patients with complex needs or uncontrolled symptoms.

Our team is based at the Alexandra Hospital, Redditch and Worcestershire Royal Hospital, and we can:

  • Advice and management ofcomplex symptoms such as pain, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, breathlessness, and fatigue (overwhelming tiredness)
  • Psychological support and advice to patients, carers and significant family members
  • Liaison with nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, chaplaincy, social services and other people involved in your care both in hospital and at home
  • Liaison with local specialist palliative care services, hospices, day care services and community teams
  • The opportunity to discuss your preferences and wishes to help you plan future care
  • Advise on practical things, such as finances
  • Meet the team

    Consultants in Palliative Medicine:

    Dr. Nicola Heron – Clinical Lead for Palliative and End of Life Care
    Dr. Mandeep Uppal
    Dr. Rachel Bullock

    Speciality Trainee in Palliative Medicine

    Dr. Catherine Bloomfield

    Clinical Fellow in Palliative Care

    Dr. Karen Baker

    Lead Nurse for Palliative and End of Life Care

    Avril Adams

    Clinical Nurse Specialists

    Rachel Henson
    Emily Fairburn
    Nicola Potter
    Ellen McInnes (with special interest in Lung Cancer)
    Christina Hughes
    Fiona Box
    Nicola Auld
    Trudie Potts
    Charlotte Barrett-Lee
    Ruth Mayall

    Palliative Care Support Nurse

    Nicola Futers

    End of Life Care Facilitators

    Emily Fairburn
    Juliette Fleming
    Louise Pimm

    AMBER Care / Recovery Uncertain Support Nurse

    Olivia Rance

    Allied Health Professionals

    Dawn Peters (OT)

    Administrative Support

    Carole Cooper-Hankh (secretary)
    Melissa Stokes (support secretary)

  • Support available

    Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust is committed to high quality, supported, coordinated, individualised care for patients and those important to them at the end of life.

    We recognise that supporting families and carers of those at the end of life is important, and as part of our Trust vision and behaviours, we have listened to feedback from those who have visited, and learned and have introduced SUPPORT.

    SUPPORT aims to highlight the small, practical things all staff can do to support you if you are visiting someone who is receiving end of life care in Worcestershire Royal Hospital or The Alexandra Hospital. This includes free parking, compassionate visiting, refreshments and written information should this be helpful to you.

    SUPPORT A5 Card 1

    SUPPORT A5 Card 2


    For more information on our new Peony room, for relatives and carers click here

  • Contact us

    The Hospital Palliative Care Team has bases at Worcestershire Royal Hospital and Alexandra Hospital.

    They can be contacted Monday – Friday, 08.30 – 16.30 on: 01527 512085.

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