Forest Holme Hospice has two hospital specialist palliative care nurses and a facilitator in end-of-life care who support patients within Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Alderney Hospitals.

Community specialist palliative care nurses visit the community hospitals at Wareham, Swanage and Wimborne.

The hospital palliative care team provides an outreach service to wards in Poole Hospital: hospital staff can refer to the team for advice on symptom control and emotional support for the individual patient and their family whilst in hospital. The hospital ensures continuity of care on discharge by liaising with community palliative care teams and other health care professionals in the community.

The team also provides education and support to the staff involved in the care of people with life-limiting illness.

The team is available from Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.

If you would like to contact a member of the hospital team, please telephone 0300 019 8115 for assistance.