About the service
The Specialist Palliative Care team provides complex assessments to patients in both the hospital and the patient’s home/care home. The focus of care is on quality of life and who has unresolved complex needs that cannot be met by their current care team. These needs may be physical, psychological, social and/or spiritual.
We offer specialist palliative care services in Gateshead:
- In patients’ homes or care homes
- In the QE acute setting
- St Bede’s unit (Inpatient Specialist Palliative care beds)
We also offer a Hospice at Home service which provides care for patients in the last 12 weeks of life where they can remain in their preferred place of care. This includes offering physical, emotional, psychological and practical support to patients and families.