We also provide information and advice to other teams in the hospital, helping them in difficult or distressing clinical situations.
Our team includes consultants in Palliative Medicine and nurse who have undertaken specialist training in Palliative and End of Life Care. We work closely with other specialist consultants and members of the multidisciplinary team including Specialist Palliative Care occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, dietitians and spiritual care advisors.
We aim to offer a seamless service between the inpatient team at Royal Cornwall Hospitals, and the community Specialist Palliative Care team, working closely together to ensure continuity of care for people as they come into or leave hospital.
Ward staff can refer inpatients via the MAXIMS system. We aim to see all urgent patients within 24 hours.
The Specialist Palliative and End of Life Care team works across many different wards and departments, so the best way to contact them is to ask a member of staff on the ward to bleep 3055 or call the Royal Cornwall Switchboard between 8am and 4pm daily.
Find out more about Cornwall Hospice Care and how they improve the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness.
This local charity supports children and young people who have family members with a serious illness.
Visit their website.
Offers advice and support on all aspects of living with cancer. The centre is on the Royal Cornwall Hospital site in Truro. Find out more here.