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Bradford Adults specialist palliative care

What does it do?
Care is provided by specialist multidisciplinary palliative care teams in services or units whose core speciality is palliative care (for example hospices, community or hospital palliative care teams). The specialist teams may include palliative medicine consultants and palliative care nurse specialists together with a range of expertise provided by physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, pharmacists, social workers and those able to give spiritual and psychological support.

Who is it for?
Anyone aged 18+ needing palliative care support. Eligibility for referral to specialist palliative care services is based on patient need not diagnosis. The agreed criteria for referral are as follows: 1.    The patient has active, progressive and usually advanced disease for which the prognosis is limited (although it may be several years) and the focus of care is quality of life. 2.    The patient has unresolved complex needs that cannot be met by the caring team, for example: •    Uncontrolled or complicated symptoms (e.g. symptoms not adequately controlled within 48 hours by the referring team, or sooner if causing overwhelming distress). •    Complex psychological/emotional difficulties. • Complex social or family issues. •    Difficult decision making about appropriate future care. •    Assessment for hospice Patients fulfilling these criteria should be referred to and assessed by a member of the specialist palliative care team. The subsequent care package will be dependent on this assessment and should be made in agreement with the patient, carer(s) and referring team.

Referrals can be made directly but discuss first with your doctor, consultant or GP. Referrals can be made through the Common Referral Form. ( or on SystmOne) and faxing to the relevant Team. Referrals for BTHFT hospital inpatients are accepted by telephone to the team.

Telephone: These are given in the table below.

  • Airedale General Hospital Palliative Care Team | Tel  01535 295 016 01535  292 184 | Fax  01535 295 036

  • Manorlands Community Palliative Care Team | Tel  01535 646 779

  • Sue Ryder Care – Manorlands Hospice (Oxenhope) | Tel  01535 642 308 | Fax  01535 642 902

  • Bradford Teaching Hospitals Palliative Care Team | Tel  01274 364 035 | Fax  01274 366 851

  • Bradford Community Palliative Care Team | Tel  01274 323 511 | Fax  01274 323 509

  • Marie Cure Hospice (Bradford) | Tel  01274 337 000 | Fax  01274 337 094 | Out of Hours Advice via on-call Palliative Medicine Consultant  via Marie Curie Hospice / Manorlands Hospice | Tel  01274 337 000 Tel  01535 642 308

Patient Experience Service Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Telephone: 01274 364810

Email: patient.experience

To make a Complaint

Tel: 01274 228314 or Email:

Or for more information about Patient experience and complaints click here



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