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Palliative care

Palliative care

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Our palliative care teams focus on improving life quality for patients with serious illnesses, including advanced cancer and non-cancer conditions.

We provide holistic assessment and encourage patient involvement in decision-making. Our expertise lies in pain and symptom management.


Newham Hospital

This service is provided by the Macmillan palliative care team.

Tel: 020 7363 8105

Mile End, St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London hospitals

This service is based at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and provided by the Macmillan palliative care team.

Tel: 0203 765 8589

Whipps Cross Hospital

All palliative care services in Whips Cross Hospital are based at the Margaret Centre.

The Margaret Centre is a Gold Standards Framework (GSF) accredited 11 bedded specialist palliative care unit within Whipps Cross Hospital, caring for patients with life limiting illnesses at end-of-life and for specialist symptom control.

The unit has a day room that offers a calming and relaxing space, along with facilities for refreshments. The Margaret Centre also offers a peaceful garden for use of both patients, their loved ones, and visitors.

The Margaret Centre is also the base for the Whipps Cross Hospital Palliative care team and Waltham Forest Community Palliative care team.

Tel: 020 8535 6604

Hospital Palliative Care Team

This service is provided by Macmillan palliative care team.

Tel: 0208 535 6605 or 0208 539 5522

Ext: 5399

Waltham Forest Community Palliative Care Team

The Community palliative care team for Waltham Forest is based at the Margaret Centre. The team includes nurses and doctors who are trained in palliative medicine.

As well as working directly with patients and families we provide advice and support to other professionals in the community including GPs and district nurses. The patients GP or hospital consultant will remain primarily responsible for their care and we will liaise with them when making any changes or recommendations.

Tel: 020 8535 6714

Location: The Margaret Centre is located along the Margaret Close in the Green Zone at the hospital. The nearest access is from the James Lane entrance to the hospital at Margaret Close or opposite Byron Ward in Margaret Road.

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