Findings released today from London Cancer Alliance, PallE8 and Marie Curie into provision of Specialist Palliative Care across London has found that despite some excellent provision, there are significant variations in care provision across the capital.  

Trinity provides 24/7 access to specialist palliative care telephone advice and face to face visiting services 9am -5pm, seven days a week in line with 2004 NICE guidelines. However the report highlights that this is not the case across London.  

The Wandsworth Care Coordination Centre, an innovative new one stop shop for end of life care based at Trinity and delivered in partnership with Marie Curie and St George’s NHS Foundation Trust, is an example of how Trinity is leading the way to address barriers to access to make it as simple as possible for patients, families and professionals to access the care available to them.

Dallas Pounds, Chief Executive of Royal Trinity Hospice, said: “Trinity prides itself in being there for our patients and families when they need us, including providing 24/7 advice and 7 day face to face care at the hospice and in patient’s homes. However the report shows that sadly this isn’t the case for everyone in London.

We know that differing levels of provision can be confusing for patients, their families and professionals alike. That’s why we work closely with our partners in local hospitals, hospices and community services to support patients to navigate the system in as seamless a way as possible.”