Palliative care

The palliative care team gives information and support to people with a serious illness. This includes:

  • controlling 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 patients in hospital, in their own home, and in our outpatient clinics.

We work closely with GPs, hospital doctors and community nurses, as well as other local hospitals and hospices, to support our patients and those important to them.

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:


Consultants in our service:

Our team also includes:

  • specialist nurses
  • pharmacists
  • social workers
  • psychological support staff
  • administrative staff

Contact us

Phone: 020 7188 4754

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

If you are 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

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Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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