Hospital Teams

  • Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh palliative care team
  • Western General Hospital palliative care team
  • St John's Hospital palliative care team

Working in collaboration with other professionals, who remain responsible for the patient's care, we:

  • advise on pain and symptom assessment and management
  • provide support and information for the patient, their family and friends
  • assist patients and their carers in making informed decisions about treatment and future care, including best place of care
  • liaise with other specialist palliative care services in hospices, the community and other hospitals
  • support and educate hospital staff

Services offered:

  • telephone advice and information
  • specialist assessment of inpatients and hospital outpatients
  • regular review of patients and families with complex needs

Last Reviewed: 01/06/2011