Our Community Team
St Raphael’s has a Clinical Nurse Specialist Team (CNS Team), who visit patients in the community. Patients are referred to the Hospice via their GP/District nurse or Hospital Consultant.
The CNS’s work in two teams, one supporting patients in the London Borough of Sutton and the other in the London Borough of Merton.
They provide symptom control and advice to enable patients to remain comfortable and functional at home. The team liaise with other services that provide practical assistance such as the social services and district nurses, to ensure that patients have co-ordinated care.
All patients are referred to the First Point of Contact team and the community Palliative Care Consultant who process referrals of all accepted patients to the Community Palliative Care Team.
All the Community Team nurses can be contacted on:
020 8099 7777