Priscilla Bacon Centre for Specialist Palliative Care

Colman Hospital, Unthank Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 2PJ

Priscilla Bacon Centre

The Priscilla Bacon Centre for Specialist Palliative Care Services provides specialist advice and support for any patients with life limiting illness and those close to them. While many patients are well supported by their primary care teams, some have more complex needs that require input from our specialist multidisciplinary team.

Services are provided in three settings:

  • The Specialist Inpatient Unit at Priscilla Bacon Lodge
  • The Rowan Centre Specialist Day Unit
  • The Multidisciplinary Specialist Community Team

The Priscilla Bacon Centre aims to deliver a flexible, responsive service that gives patients access to a range of high quality palliative care services, whenever and wherever they are needed.

Specialist Services available include:

  • Medical outpatients and a range of other clinics
  • Specialist nurse assessment and support
  • Psychological support service
  • Spiritual support
  • Occupational therapy and physiotherapy
  • Complementary therapies
  • Social work support

The service works closely with the patient's own GP and community nurse, as well as with other health and social care professionals involved in the care of the patient.

The centre can offer:

  • Advice on pain control and management of other symptoms
  • Emotional support
  • Support for family, friends and carers
  • Information about conditions and treatment and signposting to other servicesdis
  • Guidance on planning for current and future care needs

Accessing these services:

Patients can be referred to these services by their GP, community nurse, or other clinician.

Community

Specialist palliative care   web

The Community Specialist Palliative Care Team provides home visits and clinic assessments for patients with complex palliative care needs.

Inpatients

PBL Inpatients

This service is for people with complex palliative care needs who need a period of assessment and symptom control.

Day Unit

PBL Outpatients

The Rowan Centre Day Unit provides outpatient services for people who are living with advanced progressive conditions.

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