Children’s Palliative Care Team (Star Team)

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.

The Children’s Palliative Care Team, also known as The Star Team, comprises of nurses, short break facilitators, play specialist, family support worker and a community paediatrician with a specialist interest in Children’s palliative care.

How to Contact:

Tel: 0161 248 1247 or 0161 248 1251

Email: star.team@mft.nhs.uk

The team is based at
Longsight Health Centre,
526/528 Stockport Road,
Manchester,
M13 0RR

Hours:

Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm (the team provides a 24hr on call service for end of life patients).Short breaks are provided across seven days according to need.

Staff:

The Children’s Palliative Care Team, also known as The Star Team, comprises of nurses, short break facilitators, play specialist, family support worker and a community paediatrician with a specialist interest in Children’s palliative care.

How to refer:

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:

  • GPs
  • Colleagues, fellow professionals, voluntary, statutory and non-statutory organisations
  • Individuals and families (self-referral)
  • Hospital Paediatricians
  • Community Paediatricians

Awards / Recognitions:

Transformation Commendation Award July 2017

“We’re proud of you” Divisional team 2014

Heroes in health awards – People’s choice 2010