For patients and families How we help Hospital support Contact the Hospital Palliative Care Team: Monday – Friday 8.30am-4.30pmHorton Hospital - 01295 224195Katharine House Hospice - 01295 811866 If you are admitted to the Horton Hospital in Banbury and have questions about your illness, or are worried about yourself or a family member back at home, you can talk to a member of our Hospital Palliative Care Team. Whether you need further support with emotional or practical matters, or help with physical symptoms to make you as comfortable as possible, the team will talk through any concerns you might have. They can also talk to other professionals who are involved in your care, such as the hospital medical team, your GP or District Nurse. The team of two specialist doctors and a Clinical Nurse Specialist work alongside hospital teams in an advisory capacity and are available Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 4.30pm, and have access to palliative care advice at all times if they need it. One of our team can visit you whilst you are in hospital and talk to you about how your illness is affecting you physically and emotionally and to help you make decisions with regard to your care in the future. If you would like, we can also talk to your family members and carers to see how we can support you further. Often our team will continue to be involved in some way after your discharge from hospital, and you may be referred to our community team at the Hospice for ongoing support at home. We will help you identify the ongoing treatment and care options available to you and, together with the hospital team looking after you, will help you decide what would be most helpful to you and your family. If you think you need further support from our Hospital Palliative Care Team, you can contact us at the Horton Hospital on 01295 224 195, or contact the Weekend and Bank Holiday Advisory Service at Katharine House on 01295 811 866. An answer machine is available to take your message in case we are out on the wards when you call, and the hospital switchboards can contact the specialist nurses if it is urgent.