Palliative Care Service

Please be aware that our adult services are currently affected by the coronavirus outbreak.  Please check here for the latest service information and contact details.

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Who can use the service?
For patients who require the Palliative Care Support Workers or the Consultant in Palliative Medicine in South Beds, a GP in South Beds is required.

Service provided include:
Our Cancer and Palliative Care Services are part of an integrated model, working closely with Luton and Dunstable Hospital and across the South Bedfordshire area of NHS Bedfordshire.

The Service is mainly provided within the boundaries of Luton; however there are components of the service that are provided outside the Luton area (i.e. see Community Palliative Care Support Workers).

Our service focuses on:

  • A Macmillan palliative care service supported by a palliative care consultant, specialist palliative care clinical nurse specialists and palliative care support workers 

The service is supported by a consultant psychologist, family therapist and a welfare benefits advisor (where appropriate).

Referrals to this service can be made by: 

  • any health/ social care professional for patients, families and carers

The service is based at:
The Poynt
Units 2-3
Poynters Road
Luton, LU4 0LA
Tel: 0333 405 3000

Clinical care is delivered in conjunction with the Luton and Dunstable Hospital, Keech Hospice, GPs and other professionals:

  • in the patient’s own homes including care homes
  • community based clinics.

Clinical Hours:

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

0900-1700

0900-1700

0900-1700

0900-1700

0900-1700

An Out of Hours Specialist  palliative care service is provided by Keech hospice  for face to face assessments or telephone advice for patients in Luton, the L&D and South Beds 09.00-17.00 Weekends and Bank holidays  The number is 0808 180 7788.  Palliative care advice 08081807788

Luton & South Beds Community Palliative Care Support Workers.

Clinical Hours:

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

0900-17.00

0900-17.00

0900-17.00

0900-17.00

0900-17.00

An Out of Hours PCSW service  is provided by Keech hospice  for patients in Luton, and South Beds  evenings, weekends and bank holidays  The number is 0808 180 7788. 

 

 

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