Nurse Practitioner Service

The Ipswich Hospice Nurse Practitioner Service includes both outpatient clinics for symptom assessment and management, as well as community/home visits for people who are unable to attend the clinics.

Symptom Management may include:

  • Breathlessness
  • Anxiety
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Pain
  • Psycho-social issues
  • Fatigue

A Nurse Practitioner is an experienced registered nurse who has undertaken further advanced study, that enables them to assess patient needs, order and interpret diagnostic tests, diagnose disease and formulate and prescribe treatments plans for their chosen specialty. Nurse Practitioners work in a partnership with the patient’s doctors. The Ipswich Hospice Nurse Practitioner specialises in palliative care.

Our Nurse Practitioner will work with you, your caregivers, your GP and other health providers to ensure all your care needs are addressed.

If you think you or somebody you care for would benefit from seeing the Nurse Practitioner, please talk to your GP.

Referrals to our Nurse Practitioner Service can be made via your GP.

Following referral, a member of our team will contact you to arrange your initial assessment. Depending on your unique circumstances, this may be at the Outpatient Clinic (located at Ipswich Hospice) or in your own home.