The Palliative Care Team provides end of life care patients and their carers.

  • Symptom control
  • Emotional support
  • Terminal care
  • Liaison with all hospice services
  • Two Clinical Nurse Specialists in Palliative Care
  • Medical cover and ward round twice weekly (Monday afternoon and Wednesday morning)

How do patients and carers access this service?

Referrals can be made by doctors, nurses and all professionals on the wards, together with Community Palliative Care Nurses, Palliative Care services out of area and the Hospice.

Families and carers can request our involvement at any time via any health professional or by letter and telephone.

Hours of availability

The Hospital Palliative Care Nurse Specialist Team are available Monday – Friday, between 9am and 5pm.

Contact details

Hospital Palliative Care Team
Flat 1, Convamore
Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
01935 384557

Discharge in-reach nurse

The discharge in-reach nurse identifies terminally ill patients who are in hospital and nearing the end of their lives and who wish to be cared for in the community.

The nurse work closely with care professionals in the hospital and community, and with the end of life care coordination centre to ensure that care packages are in place so that patients can be discharged from hospital without unnecessary delays and return to their preferred place of care.

How do patients and carers access this service?

Any health or social care professional in the hospital or community can refer a patient or a referral can be made by the patient themselves, their family or carer. Contact  07768 466637.

Hours of availability

Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm