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Our Services

Specialist Palliative Care Services

Specialist Palliative Care is the advice and support provided by a team specifically trained to care for people whose illness cannot be cured and may need more specialist help. Reasons for this may include:

  • the assessment and management of difficult symptoms
  • help and support with emotional/ psychological and spiritual distress
  • advice on social and practical issues
  • information about your treatment and care

Specialist Palliative Care services in Sunderland include:

  • St Benedict’s Hospice inpatient unit
  • Hospice Day care services (Monday-Friday)
  • 24 Hour Advice Line
  • Specialist Nursing Service – hospital, community and care homes (Monday-Friday)
  • Lymphoedema Service (Monday-Friday)
  • Consultant Outpatient Clinics
  • Domiciliary / Community Visits (Consultant) as required
  • Out of Hours Palliative Care Nursing Service (daily from 4pm-9.15am)
  • Multidisciplinary team including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, chaplaincy, clinical pharmacist, complementary therapists and access to medical social workers.

The team is also complemented by volunteers.

The service in Sunderland is provided from:

St Benedict's Hospice and Centre for Specialist Palliative Care
St Benedict’s Way
Sunderland
SR2 ONY

The above services can be contacted via the main reception number: (0191) 5128400

Specialist Palliative Care services in South Tyneside include:

  • Specialist Nursing Service – hospital, community and care homes (Monday-Friday)
  • Domiciliary / Community Visits (Consultant) as required
  • Out of Hours Palliative Care Nursing Service (daily from 5pm-1am)

The Specialist Palliative Care Nurses in South Tyneside work from:

Primrose Hill
Jarrow
NE32 5HA
Telephone (0191) 4516396

South Tyneside Hospital Telephone: (0191) 4041000

The Out of Hours Palliative Care Nursing Service work from:

Palmer Community Hospital Jarrow
Telephone (0191) 4028171

Locations for Specialist Palliative Care Services in South Tyneside:

Primrose Hill, Jarrow, 0191 4516396

Locations for Specialist Palliative Care Services in Sunderland:

St Benedicts Hospice and Centre for Specialist Palliative Care, Sunderland, (0191) 5128400