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Palliative Care

Specialist Palliative Care Advice contact details and resources

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity - 01223 675777 

Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice - 01733 225900 

Sue Ryder St John's Hospice - 01767 642410

Palliative Care Adult Network Guidelines  

This section is intended for health care professionals who wish to have more information about the Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment, otherwise known as ReSPECT.

ReSPECT is explained by Dr Zoe Fritz and Dr Stephen Barclay in further detail through a series of videos below. 

How to have a ReSPECT conversation

Further useful resources - external sites

Talking about dying 2021: How to begin honest conversations about what lies aheadRoyal College of Physicians

ReSPECT for Patients and Carers - Resuscitation Council UK


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Launched 6th April 2021, the service provides advice and guidance regarding accessing care and appropriate services for adult patients living with a life-limiting illness in Cambridgeshire or Peterborough aiming to support patients to remain in their prefered place of care.

Patients, their friends, family, and health and social care team can access the FREE service by calling 111 option 3.

Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialists are available:

  • 5pm to 9:30am Monday to Friday 
  • 24 hours a day weekends and bank holidays

The service is planned to operate 24/7 by summer 2021.