Our specialist palliative care (SPC) service for patients in the Great Yarmouth and Waveney area is delivered in partnership with St Elizabeth Hospice.
We have six beds at Beccles Hospital which are supported by a consultant and nursing staff to provide specialist palliative care. This includes symptom control and physical and emotional wellbeing support. Our hospital team works alongside a team of community nurses. We also offer day care services in the form of Community Care Units.
Community Care Unit
The Community Care Unit is a new service, replacing day care services in Great Yarmouth and Waveney, which will continue to support patients with complex needs. The new service will support symptom control, advance and improve ease of access to professionals and provide social integration.
It is aimed at those suffering from a progressive or life-limiting illness requiring the input of several of our professionals and would benefit from having their appointments on the same day.
In partnership with St. Elizabeth Hospice:
Referrals are accepted for patients over 18 years of age with a life-limiting or progressive illness. Patients may have unresolved or complex symptoms that cannot be met by their usual health care professional team. This may include support for family members.
Fill in the online referral form here
The specialist palliative care nurses will triage all new referrals that are received. All triaged patients assessed to have a SPC need will have a specialist palliative care holistic needs assessment, in order to identify specialist needs. This will ensure that patients receive the appropriate care by the right professional. NB. The highlighted sections of the form are essential to acceptance of the referral.
Patients, relatives and healthcare professionals can call St Elizabeth Hospice’s 24 hour specialist palliative care advice line – OneCall – at any time for support on 0800 567 0111. You will also need to call this number if you wish to make or change an appointment.
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