The Children’s Palliative Care Team, also known as The Star Team, comprises of nurses, short break facilitators, child & family/ family liaison practitioners and a community paediatrician with a specialist interest in Children’s palliative care.
Palliative care is patient centered rather than disease focused, death accepting but also life enhancing, a partnership between the patient and family, concerned with managing rather than curing.
Referrals are accepted by email, telephone (Monday – Friday), face to face and post. Please telephone the team when making urgent referrals.
Referrals are accepted from:
- Colleagues, fellow professionals, voluntary, statutory and non-statutory organisations
- Individuals and families (self-referral)
- Hospital Paediatricians
- Community Paediatricians
Children’s Palliative Care Team (Star Team)
Longsight Health Centre
526/528 Stockport Road
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
The team provides a 24hr on call service for end-of-life patients.
Short breaks are provided across seven days according to need.
Page last reviewed: January 2023
Next review due: October 2023