Our Medical Team
The Medical Team at St Raphael’s is led by the Medical Director, Dr Marie Joseph.
(Left to Right): Dr Ambreen Akhtar, Dr Marie Joseph[Medical Director], Dr Laura Cottingham & Dr Busi Da Silva
The primary purpose of the doctors is to provide holistic assessment to ensure patients have their symptoms managed as effectively as possible and facilitate an improved quality of life.
It is a common misconception, that hospices are simply places to go and die. In reality, many of our patients come into the Hospice for control of symptoms that are adversely affecting their quality of life. When they have brought under control, patients are able to go home again. Approximately 30% of our patients are discharged home. For others, the Hospice is the best place for them to spend their final days, and we aim to provide care and surroundings that give dignity and comfort to every patient. The medical team also provide domiciliary visits and clinic assessment at the hospice.