Greenwich Care Partnership Greenwich

The Greenwich Care Partnership is an exciting service partnership between Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice and Marie Curie Cancer Care, which aims to reduce inappropriate hospital admissions and enable more patients to be cared for and to die in their place of choice.

The service operates alongside and supports existing core services such as GPs and district nurses to provide high quality care for patients with end of life care needs in the London Borough of Greenwich.

Read more about the Greenwich Care Partnership (link opens in a new window).

Services provided

  • End of Life Care

Public phone number:

020 8320 5794

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I am very concerned (based on personal experience) about the lack of a Care Partnership model (with the Hospice)for palliative-care-at-home to support residents in the Borough of Bexley. Residents in Greenwich have such a scheme.

Does Oxleas Trust play a part in funding palliative care-at-home for Bexley residents and their carers? If not, who has that responsibility?

Dear Deirdre

Oxleas are commissioned by Bexley CCG (who hold the funding), to deliver palliative care to Bexley residents. This is delivered mainly by the District Nursing Service and Specialist Teams and also our inpatient units. The services work alongside other organisations, such as Greenwich and Bexley Cottage Hospice, Marie Curie and the London Borough of Bexley to ensure that patients receive appropriate and timely care.

Currently Bexley do not commission the same model as Greenwich, which is known as the Greenwich Care Partnership. However, Oxleas are working with Bexley CCG, Greenwich and Bexley Cottage Hospice and Marie Curie on a pathway for End of Life care which will include piloting a similar model for out of hours, where the current night nursing service is co-located at the hospice and working with the Marie Curie nurses on delivering a rapid response service for palliative patients.

I am happy to discuss further. Please do not hesitate to contact me on 020 8319 7153.

Kind regards

Chris Rawlings
Head of Greenwich Integrated Community Team

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