PALLIATIVE CARE & CANCER LIAISON SERVICE

Dartmouth Caring’s Palliative Care and Cancer Liaison service provides support and advice to patients with any life limiting illness and also to those who may be newly diagnosed with a cancer diagnosis who are currently undergoing treatment.

What is Palliative Care?

 

Palliative care is the holistic care for patients who have a life limiting illness, where a cure is not possible.

The focus of care is to maximise a person’s quality of life by addressing the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of patients and their families.

Palliative Care & Cancer Liaison Service

 

Dartmouth Caring’s Palliative Care and Cancer Liaison service provides support and advice to patients with any life limiting illness and also to those who may be newly diagnosed with a cancer diagnosis who are currently undergoing treatment.

The aim of our service is:

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Maximise patients independence and quality of life through advice and support
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Support patients and their families in making decisions and planning future care
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Provide support and guidance with financial issues
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Maximise patients independence and quality of life through advice and support
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Refer to other care services such as community Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy
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Work closely with Dartmouth Medical Practice and Dartmouth Community nurses to meet your care needs
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Provide emotional and psychological support to patients, their families and carers

Accessing the Service

 

The service can be accessed via your GP, Community nurse or directly via Dartmouth Caring

Our specialist nurse experienced in palliative and cancer care is available to visit you in your own home, nursing or residential home and identify your needs and plan your future care with you and your family.

Useful Telephone Numbers

 

Dartmouth Medical Practice: 01803 832212

Dartmouth Clinic: 01803 832845

Community Nursing Team: 01803 837403

Devon Docs: 01392 822345

MACMILLAN: 0808 808 00 00

Rowcroft: 01803 210800

Care Direct: 0345-1551007

Care Line (out of hours): 0845 5049113

If you, or anyone you know has similar problems please contact Dartmouth Caring

Address

Dartmouth Caring
35 Victoria Road
Dartmouth
Devon
TQ6 9RT

Registered Charity: 900226

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