Palliative care

Palliative care can help you, and those close to you, cope with the consequences of life-limiting illness.

We understand that emotional, spiritual, family and financial worries can be just as important as physical problems. We'll support with these aspects of care as well, aiming to give you the best quality of life.

Our team gives information and support for:

  • managing symptoms
  • planning care and treatment in advance
  • financial, emotional, social and spiritual support
  • supporting family members and those close to you
  • access to other services that could help you, such as complementary therapies, psychological support and additional support at home

We're able to see people in hospital, in their own home, and in our outpatient clinics. We're also able to see people living in Lambeth and Southwark who are registered with a Lambeth or Southwark GP.

Our team includes:

  • palliative care consultants
  • specialist nurses
  • junior doctors
  • a specialist pharmacist
  • a specialist hospital discharge co-ordinator
  • social workers
  • administrative staff

To support our patients and those important to them, we work closely with:

Health information and support

Our treatment planning information helps you think about what happens when treatment is not successful and to have conversations about end of life care.

It includes short videos, developed with our staff and patients, about:

Our consultants

Shaheen Khan

Dominique Wakefield

Teresa Beynon

Irene Carey

Nick Gough

Helen Thurkettle, nurse consultant

Stephanie Hicks

Research and clinical trials

Research is vital to improving the care that you receive when you're unwell. You can help improve healthcare by taking part in research studies at our Trust. During your appointment, ask your health professional about research. They'll be happy to tell you about research studies you could be eligible to join. 

We'll also tell you about any research studies you may be able to take part in.

Contact us

Phone: 020 7188 4754

We answer this number from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays). 

We aim to respond to all telephone messages within 1 to 2 working days.

If you're unable to get through, please leave a voicemail.


Palliative care department, ground floor, Borough Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

Palliative care department, 2nd floor, Gassiot House, St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH


Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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