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Palliative care is an approach which aims to improve the quality of life of people facing the problems associated with life-limiting illness and supports their families.
In Beaumont RCSI Cancer Centre the Specialist Palliative Care Team is a consult/advisory service which means they work with a patient’s hospital consultant and team to provide an extra layer of support in caring for patients in the hospital.
Our team includes Doctors, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Medical Social Worker and Administrative support.
Referral to the Specialist Palliative Care Team is made by the patient’s hospital consultant who is responsible for the patient’s care.
Reasons for referral include:
- Pain and symptom control
- Psychological, social or spiritual distress
- End of life care
- Future care planning
How do I access Palliative Care services for myself or my family?
If you, or your relative, are at home or in a nursing home, talk to your GP about a referral to your local Community Palliative Care Team. If you, or your relative, are in hospital, talk to the team looking after you about a referral to the Specialist Palliative Care Team.
What is Community Palliative Care?
Community Palliative Care provides advice and support for people and their families, living at home with life-limiting illness. The service visits you at home providing advice about pain and symptom control, psychological and social support. The team liaises with your GP and other community support services, as an extra layer of support, to promote your quality of life at home. You GP remains your primary carer in the community.
The Beaumont Hospital Specialist Palliative Care Team consists of Doctors, Clinical Nurse Specialists, a Medical Social Worker and administrative support.
The Palliative Care Office is situated on the Lower Ground Floor (between the lift lobbies).
Address: Palliative Care Office, LG Floor, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont Road, Dublin 9
Department Phone: Monday to Friday 09.00-13.00hrs Tel: 01-809-3339/2820
NAME TITLE CONTACT Dr. Regina McQuillan Consultant Extn: 3339 Dr. Clare McAleer Consultant Extn: 3339 Dr. Aisling Ni Nuallain Registrar Extn: 3339/ Bleep: 060 Ms. Coranne Rice Clinical Nurse Specialist Bleep: 880 Ms. Teresa Byrne Clinical Nurse Specialist Bleep: 685 Ms. Alison McGarry Clinical Nurse Specialist Bleep: 803 Ms. Jacqueline O’Brien Clinical Nurse Specialist Bleep: 644 Ms. Eileen O’Reilly Medical Social Worker Dect: 7795 Ms. Anne Wilde Secretary Extn: 3339/2820
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