How the Macmillan team can help you – Easy Read Leaflet

This leaflet uses pictures and easy words to help you learn about the palliative care team.

You might want someone to help you read this. You can talk about this leaflet together.

Macmillan is the name of a charity that helps people who have a terminal illness.

A terminal illness is an illness you will not get better from. A terminal illness can end your life.

Palliative care

Palliative care supports you to live as well as possible as your illness progresses.

Palliative care team

The palliative care team can help you. There are different people in the team.

These people are:

Nurses

A nurse can help if you are in pain. They can give you medicine to help you feel better.

A nurse can help if you feel sick or find it difficult using the toilet.

Dietitian

A dietitian can help you with your food and drink.

They can make sure that you are eating the right foods and the right amount of food.

Physiotherapists

A physiotherapist helps you with your body. They can help with walking and moving around.

Speech and language Therapist

A speech and language therapist can help you with your speaking and understanding skills.

They can also help if you find it difficult to swallow when eating or drinking.

Occupational Therapist

An occupational therapist can help you with your daily living skills like washing, cooking and getting around your home.

Doctor

Your doctor will work with the palliative care team to care for you.

 

The palliative care team can care for you at home.

The palliative care team can help the people who care for you.

The palliative care team can help when you are worried about money.

The palliative care team can help you make choices about your care like where you want to be cared for.

The palliative care team can help if you are worried about your life ending.

 

Contact us

Your doctor or a nurse can ask the palliative care team to contact you.

You or a carer can contact us by telephone.

Find the area you live in. The area you live in will be under North, Central or South.

North Manchester

  • Ancoats, Bradford and Clayton

  • Miles Platting & Newton Heath, Moston and City Centre

  • Higher Blackley, Harpurhey and Charlestown

  • Cheetham and Crumpsall

Central Manchester

  • Ardwick and Longsight

  • Gorton and Levenshulme

  • Chorlton, Whalley Range and Fallowfield

  • Hulme, Moss Side and Rusholme

South Manchester

  • Withington and Old Moat

  • Didsbury, Burnage and Chorlton Park

  • Wythenshawe (Baguley, Woodhouse Park and Sharston)

  • Wythenshawe (Brooklands) and Northenden

The palliative care teams are open from 8am until 7pm.

They are open 7 days a week.

North palliative care team
Cornerstones health centre
Telephone 0161 470 6719

Central palliative care team
Longsight health centre
Telephone 0161 248 1252

South palliative care team
Wythenshawe Offices
Telephone 0161 946 8297

 

Useful Contacts

Manchester Local Care Organisation website
The Manchester local care organisation website can give you more information about the palliative care team.
Visit www.manchesterlco.org

Macmillan Cancer Support
The Macmillan website has information about cancer. It has information about support for you or a carer.
Visit www.macmillan.org.uk

Macmillan support line
The Macmillan support line can give you information about support for people with cancer.
Call 0808 808 00 00

 

Feedback and concerns

Patient advice and liaison service

If you need to make a complaint you can call 0161 276 8686
You can email pals@mft.nhs.uk