Great Yarmouth and Waveney

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.

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

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 wanting to refer to this services, please complete the referral form and send to the specialist palliative care team by email to ecch.spcare@nhs.net or post the completed form to Beccles Hospital, St Mary’s Road, Beccles NR34 9NQ, or fill in the online referral form here.

If you would like to refer yourself or a family member to our services, please download and complete the self or family referral form and email to ecch.spcare@nhs.net and send it to or post the form to Beccles Hospital, St Mary's Road, Beccles, NR34 9NQ.

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