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Palliative care in hospitals 

 

Within each of the three acute hospitals in Lanarkshire there is a palliative care clinical nurse specialist (Macmillan nurse) who with a visiting palliative care consultant provides a supportive and advisory service with all other healthcare professionals. This may involve providing specialist assessment and advice on treatment or best place of care for individual patients or by providing education to other healthcare professionals.

Cancer clinical nurse specialists provide information and support to people affected by cancer, particularly around the time of diagnosis and treatment.

There are specialist palliative care nurses for particular conditions (eg attached to the Renal Unit at Monklands Hospital for people with renal failure and palliative care needs).

Hairmyres Hospital
Monklands Hospital
Wishaw General Hospital

Hairmyres Hospital

Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride G75 8RG

Tel: 01355 585000

Monklands Hospital

Monkscourt Avenue
Airdrie ML6 0JS

Tel: 01236 748748

Wishaw General Hospital

50 Netherton Street
Wishaw ML2 0DP

Tel: 01698 361100

Community Hospitals

A palliative care clinical nurse specialist supports patients in the three Clydesdale community hospitals in Biggar, Douglas and Lanark.

Kello Hospital

Johns Loan
Biggar ML12 6AF
Tel: 01899 220077

Lady Horne Hospital

Ayr Road
Douglas ML11 0RE
Tel: 01555 851210

Lockhart Hospital

Whitelees Road
Lanark ML11 7RX
Tel: 01555 662496

Lanarkshire Cancer Care Trust

Lanarkshire Cancer Care Trust is a charity which provides volunteer drivers to take patients for treatment who would otherwise have difficulty in attending hospital.

48 Caledonian Road
Wishaw  ML2 8AR

Tel: 01698 355137