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Our Community Team

St Raphael’s Hospice has a team of Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS Team), who visit patients in the community. Patients are referred to the Hospice via their GP/District Nurse, Specialist Nurse or Hospital Consultant.  

The CNS’s work in a team, supporting patients across the London Boroughs of Sutton and Merton.

They provide advice on symptom control to enable patients to remain comfortable and functional at home. The team liaise with a patients GP, treating hospital and other services that provide practical assistance such as social services and district nurses, to ensure that patients have co-ordinated care.

All referrals to the Hospice are received by the Hospice Point of Contact team who direct accepted referrals to the correct service ensuring patients are seen and supported as quickly as possible.


All the Clinical Nurse Specialists can be contacted via the main Hospice number:
 020 8099 7777