Macmillan community specialist palliative care

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About the service

The Macmillan community specialist palliative care team support people with advanced progressive illness and their families. Referrals to the team can be made from the point of diagnosis to last hours/days of life.  The specialist team includes:

  • clinical nurse specialists
  • palliative medicine consultants
  • physiotherapist
  • occupational therapist
  • dietician
  • social worker

The team are all specialists in palliative care and provide support to generalist teams (for example district nurses and GPs) and direct care for people with persistent, severe or complex problems relating to their illness. Palliative care needs may be physical, psychological, social or spiritual.

The team works in partnership with all other services and has particularly close links to Barnsley Hospital palliative care team and Barnsley Hospice.

Why would someone choose the service?

  • The team will offer a service which thinks about you as an individual
  • The team works closely with other palliative care services in Barnsley so will help to support a coordinated approach to care
  • The team all have specialised training and skills and will help to ensure people have the best possible quality of care
  • Every member of the team is committed to helping people to have the best possible quality of life
  • In a recent survey when current patients and families were asked to evaluate the service:
  • 100% of people felt they were involved in decisions about their care
  • 97% felt they were given enough time to discuss their concerns with the health professionals
  • 100% said they were extremely likely or likely to recommend the service to their family and friends if they needed similar care

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