Bradford Community Specialist Palliative Care Team work with the Bradford and Airedale tPCT.
The Palliative Care Team sees patients with active, progressive, far-advanced disease, for whom the focus of care is the quality of life, and in whom the prognosis is limited. Such care includes consideration of the families’ needs before and after the patient’s death.
The team consists of:
Macmillan Nurse Specialists
Consultant in Palliative Medicine
Ethnic Liaison Officer
What we aim to offer:
- We make a holistic assessment and offer advice to help patients and their families achieve the highest possible quality of life.
- This assessment and subsequent visits take place in the patient’s own home/nursing/rest home.
- We support families and carers before and after bereavement
- We are accessible for advice to all professionals, patients and carers
- We offer a team approach and communication with other agencies involved in the care of the patient
- We provide palliative care education and support to other professionals
Multi-disciplinary meetings (MDT) are held weekly:
North Bradford locality - Tuesday
Bradford City locality - Thursday
Bradford South & West locality - Thursday
Who may be referred:
Anyone suffering from a life threatening illness (eg cancer, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, severe heart disease) where additional support is required by the patient, their family, carers and voluntary agencies involved
- Primary Health Care Team
- Hospital, medical and nursing staff
- Social workers
- The patient
- Family and carers of the patient
- Voluntary agencies
- Care Home staff
How to refer:
By referral form or telephone to the secretary at:
Palliative Care Team, Marie Curie Centre, Maudsley Street, Bradford BD3 9LE
Tel: 01274 323511 Mon-Fri 8am – 4 pm
At other times messages can be left on the answer phone
Referral forms available on website
Out of hours advice can be obtained by contacting the Marie Curie Hospice on 01274 337000