Macmillan Palliative Care Support Service - North Manchester

MacMillan

Who is the service for?   

Any patient with a  life limiting illness approaching the end of their life  with palliative care needs – all  patients referred should be registered with a GP in North Manchester.  Patients/carers and professionals are able to refer into the service making it more accessible for patients. 

What does the service provide?

We provide emotional support for patients and carers, support to manage symptoms and complex needs. We can signpost you to volunteer and advisory services

Who will patients meet while under your department/service’s care?

Patients will see a Specialist Macmillan Professional who have undertaken specialist training to care for patients and relatives who have advancing cancer or other life limiting  disease. Within the team there is a Consultant in Palliative Care, a Gp with specialist palliative care interest. Specialist Nurses, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapists, Speech and language therapist and dietician. We also have assistant practitioners and a volunteer coordinator.

When is the service available?

Monday to Sunday  - 8am – 8pm including Bank holidays

Where is the service provided?

Cornerstones Centre,
2 Graham Street,
Beswick
Manchester
M11 3AA

Therapists will visit patients in their own homes.

Department Contact details                

Telephone: 0161 230 6645

Facsimile: 0161 223 7741

Email - pah-tr.Community-Macmillan-Service@nhs.net

Practical Information

Other useful contacts

www.macmillan.org.uk

Macmillan cancer line Mon-Fri 9am to 9pm.  Freephone 0808 808 0000.

cancerline@macmillan.org.uk

St Annes Hospice 24 hour Advice Line 0800 970 7970

Key Staff/Consultants    

Consultant Dr Lindy Brooks  0161 223 4253                   

Service Manager Alicia Waite  0161 223 4253