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Palliative Care

Palliative care is an approach which improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing life-threatening illness, through the prevention, assessment and treatment of pain and other physical, psychosocial and spiritual problems.

Patients are referred to the team with a variety of needs, these include:

  • Symptoms that are difficult to control for instance psychological concerns, anxiety and depression
  • Social concerns with regarding their  family or carer’s needs
  • Spiritual concerns - in which patients require help in adjusting to diagnosis or prognosis

Our team provides a variety of services across the Trust including:

  • 18 specialist palliative care beds at the Sheffield Macmillan Unit for Palliative Care on the Northern General Hospital site
  • Hospital support teams
  • An 24/7 on call palliative care service throughout the Trust
  • A palliative care outpatient service

Each year we expect to have seen 800 new patients and 1900 follow up patients in outpatient clinics. We will also have cared for 220 patients as inpatients.

Referral address

Referrals are to be faxed or telephoned through to:

Northern General Hosptial
0114 2266770,
Fax - 0114 2714289

Royal Hallamshire Hospital and Weston Park Hospital
0114 2265602
Fax - 0114 2265745

Clinic times

Weston Park Hospital

Mon pm: Professor Ahmedzai clinic
Tues am: Dr Vandana Vora clinic
Tues pm: Dr Ellie Smith clinic

Northern General Hospital

Mon pm: Dr Sam Kyeremateng clinic
Wed am: Dr Kay Stuart clinic
Fri pm: Dr Noble clinic

Consultant Site Contact Number
Dr Kay Stewart NGH 0114 2266770
Dr Bill Noble NGH 0114 2266770
Dr Sam Kyeremateng NGH 0114 2266770
Professor Ahmedzai WPH 0114 2265602
Dr Vandana Vora WPH 0114 2265602
Dr Ellie Smith WPH 0114 2265602


Meet the team

Dr Kay Stewart
Dr Bill Noble
Dr Sam Kyeremateng
Professor Ahmedzai
Dr Vandana Vora
Dr Ellie Smith

Carol Bedford

A&C Supervisor
Lisa Siday

For more information about this service contact 0114 2266770.

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