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Our palliative care services

We can help with:

  • Specialist assessment of the patients’ individual needs
  • Specialist advice on symptom management
  • Specialist support for the patient and their family or carers to talk through thoughts and feelings about their illness
  • Advice about how to access information about benefits, employment etc
  • Liaising with other teams involved in the patients’ care
  • Practical solutions to commonly experienced problems
  • Future care arrangements
  • Dietary advice
  • Rehabilitation and fatigue management
  • Psychological Services
  • Spiritual and cultural support
  • Outpatient clinics in Selby and York
  • St Leonard’s Hospice Sun Flower Centre, lymphoedema clinic and in-patient care
  • We can help with referral to Chronic pain team
  • We can help with referral to Complementary therapies
  • We can help with Fatigue management by referral to Occupational therapists

If your consultant assesses you to have a specialist palliative care need then a referral will be made to the service.

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While contagious viruses are active year-round, winter is a prime time for norovirus, colds, influenza (flu), and other respiratory illnesses.

 

These infections are highly contagious, so we urge people to stay away unless their visit is absolutely essential to help reduce the spread of infection within our hospitals.

Hospitals are full of sick people, many of them frail and elderly, so bringing germs into a hospital is the worst thing you can do.  We have an active programme of infection prevention but we can’t spot visitors who really shouldn’t be here.  Please stay at home if you’re unwell to help aid the wellbeing and recovery of our patients.