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Palliative Care Team

Welcome to Specialist Palliative Care Services

Palliative Care is available to patients whose disease or illness is no longer responsive to curative treatment.  This may include those affected by cancer or a non-cancer illness, for example end stage lung disease, heart disease, motor neurone disease, and multiple sclerosis.

The hospital palliative care team based at the University Hospitals of Wales and Llandough, covering satellite hospitals Barry, St. David’s, Cardiff Royal Infirmary and Rookwood provide a service to patients and their families.  Through an integrated, multi-professional service we aim to respond effectively, offering specialist advice and support within the hospital.  Through collaborative working we will support, educate, encourage and empower other staff members to provide effective care.

The team provides links with the Community Palliative Care teams and local hospices, ensuring seamless care and support between the hospital and the community. 

What we provide 

  • Symptom Management
  • Support and counselling for patients and their families
  • Information
  • Liaison between the multidisciplinary team to help discharge home or transfer to specialist units
  • Educational support


Palliative Care Team
University Hospital of Wales Concourse
Heath Park
CF14 4XW

Tel no: 029 2074 3377
Fax no: 029 2074 3723
Palliative Care Team
Child Health Corridor
University Hospital Llandough
Penlan Road, Penarth
CF64 2XX

Tel no: 029 2071 5196
Fax no: 029 2071 5691

Community Specialist Palliative Care

Community Specialist Palliative Care is provided locally by two different providers who deliver similar services to patients and their families in their own homes - in Care Homes or in a Specialist Palliative Care centre, such as the Marie Curie Hospice.

The Hospital Palliative Care team will facilitate referral to one of these organisations (below) when patients are due for discharge from hospital.  This will be carried out in consultation with the patient's GP and District Nurse.

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Marie Curie Hospice
Bridgeman Road
Tel: 029 2042 6000. 

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Macmillan Cancer Support
Cardigan House
Tel: 0808 808 0000


City Hospice

City Hospice

Whitchurch Hospital Grounds
Park Road, Whitchurch
Cardiff CF14 7BF
Tel: 029 2052 4150. 


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