Specialist palliative care service


The specialist palliative care service works to empower people with advanced and progressive illnesses (and people who support them) to maximise their individual quality of life and death by enabling the provision of skilled palliative care.

Referrals are accepted from a health professional or GP in writing on a completed London Cancer Alliance referral form, Monday to Friday.

All referrals are triaged and prioritised according to need on daily basis by one of the clinical nurse specialist. Please phone the office to discuss urgent referrals.        

The criteria for referrals include:

  • The presence of severe or multiple physical symptoms which are difficult to control.
  • Complex psychosocial issues, either for the patient, family or carers.     
  • Complex end of life issues and advanced care planning.               

The specialist palliative care service is available 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday-Friday on:
Tel. 020 8382 8084
Fax. 020 8382 8085

An out of hours telephone advice is provided by Michael Sobell Hospice on 020 3826 2377.                              


St Luke's Hospice
Kenton Grange
Kenton Road