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Treatments & Specialties

Palliative Care and Symptom Control

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Contact:Annie James-Woollacott
Telephone:+44 (0)20 7234 2722
Email: info.lbh@hcahealthcare.com

Palliative care is a type of medical care focussing on the treatment of symptoms associated with chronic illness. The aim of palliative care is to achieve the best possible quality of life for patients with a life-threatening illness. A key feature of palliative care is providing a support system for family and carers during the patient’s journey.

Our Palliative Care service

The London Bridge Hospital Palliative Care Service is provided by a clinical nurse specialist in palliative care and symptom control with the support of Consultants in Palliative Medicine (Dr David Feuer and Dr Shaheen Khan).

The service at London Bridge Hospital concentrates on delivering high quality, holistic care and treatment to support the patient requiring symptom management.

The service acts as part of a multi-disciplinary approach to our patients, ensuring effective symptom management in a professional manner, encompassing physical, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual dimensions. Our practice is evidence-based and standards are continually reviewed for effectiveness and efficiency. The service also acts as a direct link for the continuing care of our patients in the community by setting up and liaising with local palliative care services.

Award-winning service

The London Bridge Hospital Palliative Care Service  is an award-winning service, recognised by winning the 2006/07 Independent Healthcare Award for Nursing Practice and the 2007 International Journal of Palliative Nursing Award for Service Development. 

Further Information from the National Council of Palliative Care:  
Tel. 020 7234 2722 
Fax. 020 7234 2181