Palliative care

Who we are

  • The Palliative Care Team is a specialist team that provides a liaison service, working with ward-based teams to support the holistic needs of patients with life limiting, progressive illnesses

  • We are a multi-professional team and deliver a flexible and accessible in-patient service

  • Our team comprises clinical nurse specialists (CNS), doctors, social workers and administrators

What we do

  • Support ward-based teams to alleviate pain and other distressing symptoms of adult patients with life-limiting, progressive illnesses

  • Promote compassionate palliative care including, but not only, care in the last hours or days of life

  • Support the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of patients

  • Provide emotional support to families and carers

  • Guide decision-making with an aim to improve the quality of life for patients

  • Work with patients, those important to them and their carers to develop an individualised plan of care that supports their comfort and dignity

  • Provide training and education for staff to facilitate good palliative and end of life care 

  • Represent our Trust externally to guide and enhance palliative and end of life care in our communities.

How we work

We provide a 7 day, 9am – 5pm Clinical Nurse Specialist service for in-patients, supported by 24 hour medical advice from consultants in palliative medicine

Meet the team


Dr Aruni Wijeratne - Clinical Lead                                                  

Dr Emma Jones

Dr Martine Meyer

Dr Rina Patel

Dr Sam Raveney


Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist:

Emma Thomas

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Healthy Workplace Achievement Award 2016 NHS Choices