Medical expertise to support patients across all settings is provided by a team of two specialist palliative medicine consultants and four specialty doctors. All our doctors work part-time, but working together are available to provide medical cover for the Hospice IPU and palliative medicine advice to hospice, local hospital and primary care clinical colleagues 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, supporting high quality palliative and end of life care in our community.
Each patient referred to the service is registered under a named consultant. Consultant domicilliary visits or outpatient appointments are offered to assess patients with complex symptom control issues as needed.
One of our consultants also provides a regular weekly session seeing patients and supporting staff in Lymington New Forest Hospital.