We are very proud of the service we offer to terminally ill patients, we work to the Gold Standard Palliative Care Framework.
Dr Scargill is the lead GP in palliative care however both Dr Scargill and Dr Rainford have a special interest in both palliative care and hospice care experience.
We have palliative care team coordinators Karen Millington and Ruth Nowodny. The dedicated members of staff Karen and Ruth are assigned to coordinate with all medical and social services who look after patients with terminal needs. These include the local Macmillan services and the hospice to maintain a high standard of terminal care.
We have a dedicated District Nursing team who are based at Oaks Park Primary Care Centre who look after palliative patients in their final weeks of life. Monthly meetings are held with the Palliative team, District Nurses and Macmillan Nurses to discuss various care plans and social needs for our patients.
The Practice enjoys an excellent relationship with the local hospice that is always on hand for additional advice and support please click on the following links for information.
Barnsley Hospice homepage
What to do when a relative passes away from a long illness