Welcome to the Healthcare Professionals Section. This is an information point displaying all end of life and palliative care resource that is accessible for patients, carers and health care professionals. This information not only cover services offered by St Luke's Hospice Plymouth, but aims to sign-post to other external health care providers who may be able to offer additional care, support and advice.

Winter 2016 - Professional Update
Summer 2016 - Professional Update

If you are a Patient or Carer, please click here.
If you are a Medical Student, please click here.
If you are an end of life care champion or care home, please click here.

General Medical advice for managing palliative care patients

Below are some helpful links and documents for managing palliative care patients:

A booklet for patients and families on what to expect when someone important to you is dying

A guide to equivalent doses for opiod drugs

Advance Care Plan - Planning for your future care

EOL Easy Read Care Plan

Advance Care Planning Guidance for Support Staff

EOLC Plan Feedback Form

Advice leaflet for patients driving with sedative medication

BMA guidance on resuscitation

CPR and TEP Booklet for Patients

Devon TEP document (Treatment Escalation Plan)

FAQ regarding TEP

Devon doctors 'out of hours' treatment for patients with palliative care needs

Guidelines for Naloxone

Guidelines for prescribing for syringe drivers in palliative care for GPs

Guidance on the use of opioids in renal impairment in palliative care

Guidance on the withdrawal of ventilation update

Introductory guide to planning your future care

Managing the last few days of life at home advice sheet for GPs

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Department of Microbiology guidelines

Referral Criteria for Crisis Team

Referral Criteria for Community Specialist Palliative Care Services

Referral Form for Community Specialist Palliative Care

Referral Criteria for Inpatient Unit

Referral Form for Lymphoedema

Referral guideance notes for Lymphoedema

Referral flow chart for Lymphoedema

South and West Devon formulary palliative chapter

Supply difficulties with diamorphine injection: Guidance on alternatives, May 2016

Syringe driver drug compatibility



Contact St Luke's Hospice Plymouth

For patients at Home For patients in the Hospital
Email: Email:
Tel: 01752 964200
Tel: 01752 436744
St Luke's Community Team
Units 3-5 Brooklands
Budshead Road
St Luke's Hospice Hospital Team
Outside Brent Ward
Level 8
Derriford Hospital
For patients in the Hospice For the Crisis Team
Email: Email:
Tel: 01752 401172 Tel: 01752 964230
St Luke's Hospice
Stamford Road
Units 3-5 Brooklands
Budshead Road