What we offer
Priscilla Bacon Lodge (PBL) is a specialist inpatient service for people who have complex palliative care needs including physical, emotional, social and/or spiritual needs.
It is a short-stay unit which has been providing palliative care to local people for more than 25 years.
A patient is referred to PBL when their needs require support from a specialist multi-disciplinary palliative care team, and when this cannot be adequately provided in a person’s current place of care, or within their own home.
For example, patients can be admitted for inpatient care if they require:
- Complex symptom management
- Help with complex psych-social problems
- End of life care
Specialist palliative care nurses and health care assistants provide intensive 24- hour care, which is supported by specialist palliative care doctors and a multi-disciplinary team who assess and review symptom control and goals daily.
Complimentary therapies are offered to patients and close relatives/carers as appropriate, including massage, aromatherapy, reiki and music therapy.
The usual visiting times are 10.30am-12noon and 3pm-8pm. However, relatives can stay longer (including overnight) at critical times at the discretion of the ward staff.
Who it’s for
18 and over for End of Life / Palliative Care.
For telephone advice about referrals and requests for admission: Tel: 01603 251271.
24 hour Specialist Palliative Care Telephone Advice Line for Healthcare Professionals: 07623 916125
The Priscilla Bacon Centre for Specialist Palliative Care Services
Colman Hospital, Unthank Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 2PJ
Tel: 01603 255720
Opening Hours: 24 Hours a day, 7 days a week.
Visiting Times: 10:30am - 12noon and 3:00pm - 8:00pm.