Overview of the service
The aim of the End-of-Life Care service is to support nursing homes' care for patients who are approaching the end of their lives. The service provides advance care planning, symptom control and bereavement support. We also advise and support GPs with their end-of-life care patients.
The service provides teaching sessions for community services and the team attend local GPs end-of-life care/Gold Standards Framework (GSF) meetings to advise on best practice.
Who can access this service?
All adult residents in nursing care homes in Sutton can access the End-of-Life Care service.
Team members who could be involved in patient care
Macmillan Nurse Consultant and End-of-Life Care Nurse Specialists (CNS)
Is patient self-referral available?
No, patients need to be referred by their GP or care home.
Are home visits available?
Visits to care homes are available by the CNS. Please contact the team on the details below for more information.
For all enquiries from both patients and healthcare professionals, please contact:
The Royal Marsden Community Services
Tel: 0208 661 3908
Fax: 0208 661 3910
Team contact: 0208 915 6840