Date of publication: October 2014
Publication type: Web article
In a nutshell: A new palliative care service is offering out-of-hours support for people living with a terminal illness has launched in west Yorkshire. The Calderdale Palliative Care Service aims to reduce unnecessary – and often distressing – hospital admissions, as well as providing specialist training to health and social care professionals across the area. The service has been commissioned by Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group and delivered in partnership by Marie Curie, Overgate Hospice and Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. Specialist staff can offer urgent advice and nursing care to patients and their families and carers. This can be either face-to-face or over the phone. It is available 365 days a year, from 11.15pm and 8.15am.
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