Peninsula Community Health

Specialist Pallitive Care

Helping Hand


Who we are

Specialist Palliative Care nurses are qualified, registered nurses who are specially trained in symptom control and psychological care for patients with complex palliative care needs as well as supporting their carers.

The aim of the service

To ensure that all patients with complex palliative care needs receive high quality symptom control assessments, psychological support and advice to meet their individual needs.

Service availability

Our service is available between 9 am and 4:30 pm seven days a week including bank holidays. We can be contacted during these times on: 01208 251300

You will speak to a member of the Cornwall NHS switchboard who will take your message and pass it on to the nurse covering your area; messages are collected by the nurses regularly throughout the day. Please note this is not an emergency service – any urgent calls need to go to your GP surgery/On- call Doctor Service.

Team working

The nursing team work closely with all health professionals in the community and other statutory agencies such as Department of Adult Care and Support. We will seek your permission before sharing your personal information with other professionals.

At times we may be accompanied by students as part of their training.

Ongoing care by the team may not necessarily be needed, assessment will guide this. Patients may be referred on to other services if appropriate. Further episodes of care can be initiated by contacting the team for review on 01208 251300.