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Palliative care services

For those facing serious illness

About us

The palliative care team gives specialist information and supportive care to people facing serious illness. This includes symptom control and advance care planning. We recognise that emotional, spiritual, family and financial worries can be just as important as physical problems and we support with these aspects of care as well.

Our palliative care team includes specialist nurses and doctors, social workers, psychological support staff and administrative staff to help you cope with the consequences of serious illnesses such as cancer and long-term health conditions. We are 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.


Contact the palliative care department on 020 7188 4754.

Access guide

Accessibility guide to palliative care at St Thomas' Hospital