From 1 April 2019, we will be caring for patients in the Great Yarmouth and Waveney area who have specialist palliative care needs.
St Elizabeth Hospice has taken over responsibility for this service and is working in partnership with East Coast Community Healthcare.
From 1 April 2019:
- The hospice team of specialist palliative care consultants will be based from Beccles Hospital and will work alongside the team of community nurses (many of these nurses will be the same nurses you already see)
- There will be six beds at Beccles Hospital which will be supported by our consultant and nursing staff to give specialist palliative care. This will include symptom control and physical and emotional wellbeing support
- You can call our 24 hours specialist palliative care advice line – OneCall – 0800 567 0111. Patients, relatives and healthcare professionals can call at any time for support
- We will offer day care services and outpatients in the locality
To contact the service, to make or change an appointment, you will also need to call the OneCall number 0800 567 0111.
We now offer a day service at Beccles Hospital for specialist palliative care patients.
If you're a patient and you would like to find out more about this service, you can speak to any member of the St Elizabeth Hospice team (community nurses, doctors, counsellor) or call our Advice Line on 0800 56 70 111.
Read our Patient FAQs for quick answers to your most common questions.
For information on who is an appropriate referral and what a patient should expect from the day hospice, read our FAQ's for professionals.
The hospice specialist palliative care team are:
Dr Kelvin Bengtson - Consultant in Palliative Medicine
Dr Alison Blaken – Consultant in Palliative Medicine
Jeramy Philpott – Nurse Consultant in Palliative Care
This team will work with your usual GP, the James Paget University Hospital, Beccles Hospital and community teams to provide your care.
Referrals are accepted for patients over 18 years of age with a life-limiting or progressive illness. Patients may have unresolved or complex symptoms that cannot be met by their usual health care professional team. This may include support for family members.
If you are a healthcare professional, or an individual wanting to refer to these services, please fill in the online referral form (External link to ECCH website).