Clinical Nurse Specialists
The role of the Community Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist Team is to provide specialist palliative and end of life care to patients with life limiting conditions. Their role is an advisory and supportive one. They work alongside GPs and other health & social care staff to provide care and support to patients and families. They act as a specialist resource to our community colleagues and work in conjunction with other members of the Hospice Multi-disciplinary Team.
What You Can Expect
The first contact is a telephone call to introduce you to one of the team and arrange a first visit. This visit will take place either in the Hospice or in your own home depending on your personal situation. The purpose of this visit is to meet you and carry out a holistic assessment. From this, a plan of care will be made in agreement with you and your family.
Meet the Team
The CNS Team
The team consists of six part-time Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS), based at the Hospice. In addition to being Registered Nurses the team hold degrees and have undergone further specialist nurse training in Cancer / Palliative Care.
Hours and Availability
The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Team are available Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm.
How to get in Contact
The team have a direct dial number, where a Community Nurse Specialist will answer your call, or you can contact the Hospice reception.
- The Community Nurse Specialist Team – 0141 581 2008