End of Life Care

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"You matter because you are you, and you matter to the last moment of your life. We will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but also live until you die." Dame Cicely Saunders, Nurse, Doctor, Social Worker and Writer, Founder of the Hospice Movement (1918-2005)

The Team consists of two Macmillan Nurse Specialists for Palliative Care Education in Care Homes who provide cover across Kirklees and Calderdale and one End of Life Care Lead who provides education and support for health and social care professionals in the community. The team are based at Holme Valley Memorial Hospital, Holmfirth.

The team provides end of life care education and support to clinical and social care staff in care homes and within the integrated community care teams.

The education is delivered by integrating best practice in end of life care and various diagnoses including cancers and long term conditions. The team also works towards assuring good systems and processes are in place to enable good end of life care to be delivered. Our goal is to ensure staff deliver an excellence of care to enable people to have a good quality of life and peaceful death.

We liaise with other specialist professionals from Kirkwood and Overgate Hospice, Kirklees and Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Groups, Yorkshire and Humber regional groups and other third party providers of direct end of life care (home care and Marie Curie).


Macmillan Nurse Specialist for Palliative Education in Care Homes

03300242087 or 03300242088

End of Life Care lead

030 3330 9715

Useful Contacts

Single Point of Contact - 0300 304 5555

Palliative Care Team

Kirkwood Hospice - Direct line - 01484 557900 Advice Line - 01484 557910

Overgate Hospice - Direct line - 01422 379151



Referrals usually come from your GP or healthcare professional, however, patients can contact the service directly by contacting Single Point of Contact on 0300 304 5555.


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