About this service

Support for patients with life-limiting conditions

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Find contact details, visiting times and ward information.

Colchester Hospital

How to get here

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Clinics

Contact

01206 746 272 – if we are not available to take your call, please leave a message and we will phone you.

Clinic times

We hold weekly clinics at this hospital.

Staying in hospital

Ward information

Our team is available every day from 9am to 5pm.  The staff on your ward will contact us to come and see you.  There is a consultant on-call 24 hours a day so that doctors and nurses can get specialist advice.

If you would like to speak to a member of the  team, please contact us on the number above.

Ipswich Hospital

How to get here

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Clinics

Contact

01473 704 932

Clinic times

We hold weekly clinics in the Woolverstone Wing.

Staying in hospital

Ward information

Our team is available Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.  The staff on your ward will contact us to come and see you.  You or a relative can also contact us directly on the phone number above.

There is a consultant on-call 24 hours a day so that doctors and nurses can get specialist advice.

Our service

We give support to patients who have a life-limiting or life-threatening condition and also to their families.

Our service includes:

  • management of pain
  • management of other symptoms
  • psychological support
  • social support
  • spiritual support

We can help support you and your  family to try and achieve the best possible quality of life.

Although palliative care does include end of life care, many elements of palliative care are provided earlier in the course of the illness (alongside other treatments).  For example, we may be involved in your treatment if you have a cancer diagnosis even though your cancer treatment is aiming for a cure.  The support we give will be based on your individual needs.

We work with the medical team who are managing your conditions – we do not completely take over your care from them.  We also work with other teams in the hospital such as the chaplains, occupational therapists and discharge planning teams.

We work closely with the local services at St Elizabeth Hospice and St Helena Hospice to make sure you have support after you have left our hospitals.

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