Children’s Palliative Care Team (Star Team)

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:

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

Referral Form here.

Contact information

Children’s Palliative Care Team (Star Team)
Longsight Health Centre
526/528 Stockport Road
Manchester
M13 0RR

Phone: 0161 248 1247 or 0161 248 1251
Email: star.team@mft.nhs.uk

Opening hours

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.

Social Media

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Page last reviewed: January 2023
Next review due: October 2023