About our department
The Team provides specialist palliative care, advice and support to the people of Tameside and Glossop. The service is open to adults (over 18).
We visit patients in their own home and this includes people who live in nursing and care homes. Our team comprises of specialist palliative care nurses who are specially trained in pain, symptom, control, psychological and spiritual care.
Every member of our team has received specialist training and education in palliative care. We work closely with general practitioners, district nurses and many other health care professionals in order to provide care for people within their own homes.
The Palliative Respite Team can assist with personal care, night sits and day sits.
If you feel you would benefit from our service please discuss this with your GP or district nurse and they can arrange a referral.
The Specialist Palliative Care Nurses are currently available seven days a week, 9am - 5pm. Should you wish to speak to one of the our nurses, the best times to contact the service are 9am - 10am and 4pm - 5pm. Alternatively, please leave a message on the answer phone and we will contact you on our return to the office.
The Palliative Respite Team are available 8:30am - 5:00pm, Monday to Sunday. One member of this team is available to provide a night sit in the patient’s home to provide support to patients and their carers and family when required.