Palliative care


Macmillan unit volunteer and patient laughing


People living with an incurable and progressive illness have unique needs that require palliative care to achieve the best quality of life possible.

Most people are cared for by their community and hospital teams, but there are times when more expert skills are needed – that’s where we come in.

We provide services for patients in Southern Derbyshire and for patients in Staffordshire.

Nightingale Macmillan (inpatient) Unit


The Nightingale Macmillan Unit (NMU) at Royal Derby Hospital is our specialist palliative care inpatient unit (hospice) for patients in Derbyshire. It has 21 beds.

People living with an incurable and progressive illness are admitted following referral from a healthcare professional.


Location

Royal Derby Hospital
Level 1

Nearest entrance: 24
Nearest car park: 6


Contact us

Telephone: 01332 786 060


Watch our video for more information on the Nightingale Macmillan Unit at Royal Derby Hospital:
 

 

Hospital palliative care team

Our team of nurses and doctors specialise in palliative care, assessing patients in hospital and supporting the ward team in providing palliative care.

Assessments are made following referral from healthcare professionals.

Download our leaflet for more information:

Outpatient clinics


Patients living with an incurable and progressive illness can be seen by a consultant in palliative medicine in the outpatient setting.

Appointments are made following referrals from healthcare professionals.
 

Clinics are held at:

  • Ilkeston Community Hospital
  • Ripley Community Hospital
  • Royal Derby Hospital
  • Treetops Hospice, Risley


Contact us

Palliative medicine secretaries
Telephone: 01332 788 794
Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm

Nightingale Macmillan Day Unit

Our day unit provides a range of day therapies to help people live with an incurable, progressive illness. Attendance is arranged following referral from a health care professional. For more information please watch our video:

Location

Royal Derby Hospital
Level 1
Uttoxeter Road
DE22 3NE

Nearest entrance: 24
Nearest car park: 6

Opening times

Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

Contact

Telephone: 01332 786 041 

If your call is not answered, please leave a message and we will get back to you.

Nightingale Macmillan Day Unit [pdf] 3MB

Palliative Medicine Outpatient Clinics

Patients living with an incurable and progressive illness can be seen by a consultant in palliative medicine in the outpatient setting.

Appointments are made following referrals from healthcare professionals.

Clinics are held at:

  • Ilkeston Community Hospital
  • Queen's Hospital Burton
  • Ripley Community Hospital
  • Royal Derby Hospital
  • Samuel Johnson Community Hospital, Lichfield
  • Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital, Tamworth
  • Treetops Hospice, Risley

Royal Derby Hospital

Specialist outpatient department
Level 1
Uttoxeter Road
Derby
DE22 3NE

Nearest entrance: 24
Nearest car park: 6

Contact

Palliative Medicine Secretaries
Telephone: 01332 788 794
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Queen's Hospital Burton

Oncology outpatient area (off Reception A)
Belveredere Road
Burton
DE13 0RB

Contact

Palliative Care Team
Telephone: 01283 511 511 ext 5748 / 5034
 

Community Palliative Care Team

Our team of nurses and doctors specialise in palliative care, assessing patients at home and supporting the community team in providing palliative care. Assessments are made following referral from healthcare professionals.

Community Palliative Care Team [pdf] 186KB

Nightingale Macmillan Unit Out of Hours Advice Line

Out of Hours Advice Line: 01332 786 040

Monday - Friday: 4pm - 9am, 24 hours at weekends

The Nightingale Macmillan Unit out of hours symptom advice line is provided by the palliative care nurses. It is available to patients, carers and  professionals.

Our aim is to support a person to manage their condition away from hospital by advising about symptoms and medications.

As the phone is staffed by nurses at work they may not be able to immediately answer your call. Please leave your name, telephone number and details of the person you are calling about. If a nurse has not returned your call after 20 minutes, please call again.

Other useful numbers

District Nurse Liaison: 01332 564 900

Unplanned medical emergencies: 999

NHS non emergency number: 111

Royal Derby Hospital switchboard: 01332 340 131

Macmillan Cancer Support (UK charity): 0808 808 00 00 (Mon- Fri 9am - 8pm)

Key contacts

Royal Derby Hospital

Uttoxeter Road
Derby
DE22 3NE

Contact

Palliative Medicine Secretaries
Telephone: 01332 788 794
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Queen's Hospital Burton

Belvedere Road
Burton on Trent
DE13 0RB

Contact

Palliative Care Team
Telephone: 01283 511 511 ext 5748 / 5034