New support for people caring for someone with a terminal illness

7th April 21

A new community service for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has been set up for the people of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to call if they require support living with a life limiting illness. This is for patients, families, carers, and healthcare professionals too who might require palliative or end of life care advice for patients in the community.

This is called the Palliative Care Hub. The hub is a free telephone service which started on 6 April 2021,

The hub has been set up jointly by Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group and Herts Urgent Care.

It is part of the NHS 111 service and is funded by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The caller will need to call 111 and select option 3 to speak to a specialist palliative care nurse who is available for advice, support and signposting to local services.

The service will initially be available from 5pm to 9.30am Monday to Friday and 24 hours during weekends and bank holidays.