Palliative care

What we do

We are specialist teams who give advice and support to inpatients and outpatients with illnesses which may not be curable. We aim to treat everyone we see with respect and dignity at all times and want to maximise the quality of life and lessen suffering by supporting the emotional, physical, spiritual and social needs of our patients, their family, friends and carers.

We review patients on a regular basis during admission to advise on how best to control their symptoms as well as offering psychological support, providing information and advice, and act as link between the doctors and nurses treating each person.

We liaise with other services such as Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Social Services. We can also offer assistance with social and financial issues and can help with referrals to the community palliative care teams, including advising what care and support will be needed at home.

Our team

The team at Chelsea and Westminster is led by Dr Sarah Cox and at West Middlesex by Dr Emma Thompson.

Location

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Edith Smith Medical Day Unit, Ground Floor, Lift D

West Middlesex University Hospital

Please see main reception for directions

Contact

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

T: 020 3315 8499/8268 

West Middlesex University Hospital 

T: 020 8321 6822

Opening times

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

The team is available Monday to Friday 9am–5pm, and Saturday and Sunday 8am–4pm.

West Middlesex University Hospital

We are available Monday to Friday 9am–5pm.

Outside these hours the consultant on call is available to healthcare professionals on 020 8967 5597.

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