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Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019
Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Care at home

Our Palliative Care Response Team offers the same high standard of nursing and compassionate care that we offer in our Hospice; making the patient feel more comfortable and at ease while in their own familiar surroundings.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Our Palliative Care Response Team

Our Palliative Care Response Team (PCRT) offers assessment, complex symptom control, emotional support, advanced care planning and short term personal care to people over the age of 16, diagnosed with a life-limiting condition and registered with a GP surgery in East Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire. 

PCRT comprises doctors, nurses and paramedics with specialist skills. We work closely with other members of the wider multi-disciplinary hospital and community teams to ensure seamless care and good communication between all those involved in looking after our patients.

All referrals received from our community partners are assessed by PCRT in one of our dedicated assessment clinics at Thames Hospice. If patients are too unwell to attend a clinic appointment, one of our Clinical Specialists will visit at home to complete their assessment.

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Community partners

Our community partners include Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

We also signpost to services such as occupational therapy, complementary therapy, medical supplies and for financial support (when applicable) to enable patients to live comfortably and safely in their own home, avoiding hospital admissions wherever possible.

We have a 24-hour telephone advice line to provide guidance on symptom control, practical advice and emotional support. Please call any time of the day or night on 01753 848925.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019
Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

"I can’t say enough to praise the way they helped us and our father."

- Binda

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01753 842121

Palliative care advice line

7 days a week, 24 hours a day

01753 848925

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

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