Supportive & Palliative Care Team

Based at North Devon District Hospital

End of Life Care is not only everybody’s business but also everyone’s responsibility

Contact details

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.

Useful resources

End of life care section.

Team members

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

Last updated: October 1, 2020