Children’s Palliative Care Team (Star Team)

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Palliative care is patient centered rather than disease focused, death accepting but also life enhancing, a partnership between the patient and family, concerned with managing rather than curing.

Location:

The team is based at Longsight Health Centre, 526/528 Stockport Road, Manchester, M13 0RR

Hours:

Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm (the team provides a 24hr on call service for end of life patients).Short breaks are provided across seven days according to need.

Contact Details:

Tel: 0161 2481247 or 0161 2481251. Fax: 0161 248 6267

Email: star.team@mft.nhs.uk

Staff:

The Children’s Palliative Care Team, also known as The Star Team, comprises of nurses, short break facilitators, play specialist, family support worker and a community paediatrician with a specialist interest in Children’s palliative care.

Referrals:

Referrals are accepted by email, telephone (monday-friday), face to face and post. Please telephone the team when making urgent referrals.

Referrals are accepted from:

  • GPs
  • Colleagues, fellow professionals, voluntary, statutory and non-statutory organisations
  • Individuals and families (self-referral)
  • Hospital Paediatricians
  • Community Paediatricians

Awards / Recognitions:

Transformation Commendation Award July 2017

“We’re proud of you” Divisional team 2014

Heroes in health awards – People’s choice 2010