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Community Palliative Care

Providing specialist advice and support to those who need it living in Kirklees.

What We Offer

We work in partnership with GPs and Community Nurses when specialist palliative care advice and support is needed. We are able to visit you in your own home and are also contactable by telephone.

We also work in partnership with your hospital consultants and specialist nurses.

 

Our Team

We have a team of experienced, specially trained nurses, a consultant in palliative medicine and administrative support.

We are based at Kirkwood Hospice in Huddersfield

You are welcome to contact the team to discuss a referral

 

Our Working Hours

We provide a service 7 days a week from 8:30am - 4:30pm.

Outside of these hours, advice is available by contacting our 24/7 Specialist Advice Line on: 01484 557910

 

How We Can Help

Our team of experienced professionals is able to support you and those closest to you in a range of ways, including:

  • Specialist advice on all aspects of controlling pain and other symptoms
  • Emotional support and assessment of your needs
  • Referral to a physiotherapist, occupational therapist or social worker if necessary
  • Support for your family and carers
  • Information about your diagnosis and treatment

In order to provide seamless care, the specialist nurse who visits you will need to share information about your care with other health professionals that you know.

The nurse will discuss this with you on the first visit and ask you to sign a form giving your consent.

 

Contacting the Community Palliative Care Team

If you would like to speak to a member of our Community Palliative Care Team, please call: 01484 557906 between the hours of 8.30am and 4.30pm. At any other time, please contact our 24/7 Specialist Advice Line on: 01484 557910

If you would like to print this information, you can find a link to our Community Palliative Care leaflet at the foot of this page.

 

Did you know...

 

In Kirklees, Kirkwood is the only charity whose nurses provide specialist palliative care for people in their own homes. Our nurses are sometimes confused with Macmillan Nurses, however it is Kirkwood who provide this service for anyone in Kirklees affected bya life limiting illness.