Information for Healthcare Professionals

Specialist Palliative Care: Summary of changes to service during COVID-19

ACUTE SERVICES

  • If specialist palliative care (SPC) advice is required by hospital teams, they should continue to call the Hospital Specialist Palliative Care Team, Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm:
    • University Hospital Hairmyres DECT 4656
    • University Hospital Monklands DECT 404174
    • University Hospital Wishaw page 029 or extension 6053
  • Out with these hours, please contact St Andrew’s Hospice on  01236 766951 to request medical advice.

COMMUNITY SERVICES

  • To simplify access to the SPC service in the community, we have created a new e-mail address (previous community Macmillan referral e-mail addresses will be redirected)
  • The new address is palliativecare.lanarkshire@nhs.net
  • This address should be used for all community SPC needs including CNS and consultant review
  • It will be accessed seven days and all queries redirected appropriately. We encourage use of this email address for referrals or advice for all community palliative care issues
  • The community team phone number is 01698 723299
  • Out with these hours, please contact St Andrew’s Hospice on 01236 766951 to request medical advice.

HOSPICE CARE

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT