Based at North Devon District Hospital
End of Life Care is not only everybody’s business but also everyone’s responsibility
Phone: 01271 311642 (Ext 3642)
Specialist Palliative Care CNS Bleep: 401 – CNS on-site Mon-Fri, from 08:30 – 17:00
End of Life and Advance Care Planning Lead: Bleep 113, Ext 2331
Out-of-hours – Please phone North Devon Hospice Advice Line on 01271 347 214 or 01271 344 248 (Select Option 1)
About the team
NDDH Supportive & Palliative Care Team provides support and advice for the care of people with life-limiting illness in hospital and patients recognised as dying.
Clinical consultations are for hospital inpatients and their relatives.
If patients/relatives require Specialist Palliative Care assessment or support in a clinic setting, or at home, then please refer to the North Devon Hospice Community Palliative Care Team, as outlined below.
We work closely with other agencies to tailor care to the needs of the patient.
We work in an advisory/liaison capacity, providing advice to the clinical team caring for the patient when asked by that team to do so. We do not take over the care of patients, but strive to work collaboratively alongside multi-disciplinary teams.
We undertake a holistic assessment of each patient. Our team has expertise in symptom control, as well as providing psychological support to patients/relatives, and delivering education and training in End of Life Care and Specialist Palliative Care.
Supportive and Palliative Care Lead: Naomi Clatworthy
Consultant in Palliative Medicine, based at NDDH: Dr Hasib Choudhury (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays)
Specialist Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist: Naomi Beard
Specialist Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist: Keely Dempsey
Specialist Palliative Care Team Administrator: Zoe Charlton
End of Life and Advance Care Planning Lead: John Fletcher–Cullum
End of Life and Advance Care Planning Facilitator: Heather Baynham