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Hampshire Hospitals Palliative Care Service

The Hampshire Hospitals Palliative Care Service (HHPCS) provides specialist palliative care to patients and their families in Basingstoke and Winchester hospitals and to the community of North and Mid Hampshire. The team work closely with St. Michael's Hospice to facilitate the delivery of patient care. 

They aim to improve the quality of life and experience for patients and their families who are dealing with progressive illnesses for which active treatments cannot produce a cure.

HHPCS can be involved at any stage during an illness when symptoms are complex, but regular support is offered when needs are changing quickly and towards the end of life. Bereavement support is also offered for families involved in their care.

HHPCS provides symptom control and psychological support for complex problems, whilst supporting healthcare professionals delivering palliative care, through education and training.

 HHPCS are involved in:

•    Complex symptom management

•    Psychological care for patients and families

•    Professional advice and support

•    Ethical decision-making

•    Community liaison and support

•    Any progressive, life-threatening disease

Improving physical symptoms, such as pain, and helping to address anxiety or low mood related to illness, can make a huge difference to patients and their families. In many illnesses, the stresses of adjusting and the emotions that are triggered can cause distress, which is treatable. The aim is to work with patients by considering their goals and their views on treatment. HHPCS recognise that this type of personal care is valued and want their service to respond to what patients regard as important.

By offering individually tailored care, patients have access to a trained team of specialist palliative care professionals. HHCPS provide a single point of referral, fast tracking access to their services, and seeing urgent referrals within 24 hours and non-urgent referrals within one week.

For more information, please click here to visit the Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust Palliative Care Service website.

Contact information

Palliative Care Secretaries

01256 31472

Hospital Palliative Care Teams

Basingstoke 01256 473202 bleep 1195

Winchester 01962 825573 bleep 428

Community Palliative Care Team

Basingstoke 01256 314729, 8.30am-4.30pm, Monday to Saturday