The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) team are skilled, highly experienced nurses who have expert knowledge in supporting individuals with life limiting illnesses.
They work closely with GPs, District Nurses and other community services. Each CNS team members is allocated to a GP surgery.
The CNS team will work with individuals with limiting illnesses, with key aims focussed around:
promoting their independence
helping the patient maintain a sense of control
listening to and giving advice to patients and families, helping them cope during an incredibly challenging time
helping manage distressing symptoms associated with the individual's illness or treatment
The team will also refer patients to other community services offered by Willen Hospice and external services appropriate to patient care.
The CNS are accessible seven days a week, with one CNS available across the weekend.
You can get in touch with the CNS office by calling 01908 663636.