Specialist Palliative Care Team

The hospital specialist palliative care team works alongside ward doctors, nurses and other health care professionals in supporting people with life-limiting illnesses (cancer and non-cancer) and their family. We can explain your illness and any treatments you may be offered in as much or as little detail as you wish and we will listen to your concerns and try to support you.

We can offer advice on managing symptoms and provide support for psychological, spiritual, social and practical issues. Where appropriate we work closely with our colleagues in the local community palliative care team and hospice and with other specialists involved in your care. Our aim is to achieve the best possible quality of life for patients with life-limiting illness and their families.

The Team work Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5pm, excluding bank holidays.

Consultants
Dr Clare Kendall
Dr Rachel Royston
Dr Stephanie Eckoldt 
Secretary telephone: 0117 4146392

Clinical Nurse Specialists
Nikki Jordan
Carol McIlvanney
Jackie Barge
Wendy Farrell
Kerri Knapp
Amanda Herman
Cara Case
Telephone: 0117 4140519

Team Secretary
Sarah Palmer
Telephone: 0117 4146392

Occupational Therapists
Gill Wolfe
Jo Lewis
Telephone 0117 9505050 and ask NBT switchboard staff to contact Gill or Jo via their bleeps.

All members of the Palliative Care Team are contactable through switchboard or via the team secretary. Outside our normal working hours there is an answer phone where you can leave a message for us. We will respond to all messages as soon as we can, this may be the next working day. If we cannot help you directly, depending on the query, we will do our best to redirect you to another healthcare professional for help.