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Community Team

St Luke’s Integrated Community Team

 

St Luke’s Integrated Community Team work across the whole of Sheffield. They take their specialist palliative care knowledge and expertise out into the community, and they are part of a wider team of doctors, nurses, therapists and healthcare professionals. The service operates 7 days a week and their Intensive Treatment Team provides same day face-to-face assessment and interventions for patients and their families requiring urgent assistance.

The team works closely with patients and families and visits them in their own homes, including residential and nursing homes, throughout their illness to enable them to have the best possible quality of life, relief from symptoms and flexible choices about where they are looked after.

Each patient has their own designated community specialist palliative care nurse, who assesses both the patient’s and family’s needs and can provide highly specialised knowledge, support and advice to them and other health professionals caring for them. They also provide emotional and psychological support to patients and their families and can give home-based patients access to other St Luke’s services depending on their individual needs.

The Integrated Community Team works in partnership with GPs, district nurses, hospital consultants, specialist hospital nurses and other health professionals to develop tailor-made programmes of care that meet the individual needs of each of their home-based patients.

They are unable to provide intensive home nursing or help with daily physical care, but if a patient requires this level of nursing, they can help with organising this through the District Nurse or Sheffield’s city-wide intensive home nursing service.


 

NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group

Headquarters
722 Prince of Wales Road
Sheffield
S9 4EU

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