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Kirkwood Hospice Advice Line

Nurses, doctors and other professionals may occasionally need advice or guidance to help them in their care of a patient with palliative and end-of-life care needs. If you need clinical advice or support in caring for patients who live in Kirklees, please contact the 24/7 Kirkwood Hospice Advice Line.

Tel: 01484 557910

Whether you work in a hospital, the community or a care home, you can access telephone advice from Kirkwood Hospice's specialist nursing and medical team 24 hours a day, every day.

The team can help with a variety of problems, such as:

  • How to manage uncontrolled pain and other symptoms like nausea, vomiting and terminal restlessness
  • How to convert from oral to subcutaneous doses of analgesia
  • Whether a syringe driver may be required
  • How to support distressed family members
     

In most cases, a member of our nursing team working on the in-patient unit will be able to help you. If the problem requires medical advice, the team will liase with the doctor on duty in the Hospice or on-call.

During working hours (Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm) you will be put through to a member of our Specialist Palliative Care Team. 

Between 4.30pm and 8.30am, Monday to Friday and 24 hours at weekends and on Bank Holidays, you will be put through to a member of the clinical team on the in-patient unit.

 

Contacting the Kirkwood Hospice 24/7 Advice Line

To discuss referrals to the Family Care Team or for further information on our referral criteria and services, please call: 01484 557908

Need clinical advice?
Call our advice line on:

01484 557910

24 hrs
a day