Palliative Care Co-ordination Centre – Patient Referrals

St Barnabas Hospice provides free, palliative care to adults aged 18 and over in Lincolnshire who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting or terminal illness.

The Palliative Care Co-ordination Centre (PCCC) is where patient referrals can be made. It is also available to Health Professionals, carers, patients and their families who need advice and support regarding end-of-life care.

The Palliative Care Co-ordination Centre is open 365 days a year. Operating from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm on Weekends and Bank Holidays.

Healthcare professionals can refer patient to St Barnabas by calling the PCCC team on 0300 020 0694 once they have obtained consent. If a referral is declined, this will be communicated directly back to the person who made the referral.

Calls are initially taken by the administration team who will forward the referral to the relevant team. The clinician may need to contact you for further details.

Criteria for referral:

  • Registered with a Lincolnshire GP
  • Aged 18 years or over
  • Diagnosed with a life-limiting or terminal illness

When referring, please include a detailed account of the patient, their symptoms, the complex symptom or situation, how they are manifesting, the impact of the symptoms on their life and what is currently not being managed due to these symptoms.

The PCCC also offers the following services:

  • St Barnabas Community Service referrals
  • Referrals for packages of care for those in receipt of health funding
  • Initial referral taken for pre and post bereavement support
  • Equipment recall following the death of a patient

For more information or to make a referral call the PCCC on 0300 020 0694