The easiest and most direct way to access palliative care within your area is through your G.P. Your G.P in most situations will understand the need of the patient and family to have as much support as possible and G.P’s work closely with the Clinical Nurse Specialist as well as the General Nursing Services.
The first step is to contact your G.P who will fill in a form, contact the Nurse Specialist who will arrange a visit with you.
The first visit with the Specialist Nurse is to assess the needs of the patient. He or she will with agreement of the patient and family decide what is needed and will also liaise with the General Nursing Services.